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  • Pilot Cutters Under Sailby Tom Cunliffe

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00

    The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.

Even in their day they... more...

  • Fire on the Beachby David Wright; David Zoby

    Scribner 2002; US$ 26.00

    FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THIS IS THE TRUE-LIFE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL COAST GUARD AND ONE CREW OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES WHO FOUGHT STORMS AND SAVED LIVES OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS. Fire on the Beach recovers a lost gem of American history. It tells the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure... more...

  • Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rulesby A. N. Cockcroft; J. N. F. Lameijer

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 95.95

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to, practically and legally, understand and comply with the Rules. This sixth edition incorporates all of the amendments to the International... more...

  • Human Factors in the Maritime Domainby Michelle Grech; Tim Horberry; Thomas Koester

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 99.95

    The piecemeal fashion in which human factors research has been conducted in the maritime domain makes information retrieval available only by scanning through numerous research journals and conference papers. Bringing together human factors information from this and other domains, Human Factors in the Maritime Domain integrates a common body of knowledge... more...

  • Maritime Securityby Michael McNicholas

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 78.95

    The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena-?the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive security measures... more...

  • The Metal Life Carby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For centuries sailing vessels crept along the coastline, ready to flee ashore in case of danger or trouble; this worked well until weather or poor sailing drove these ships against an unforgiving coast. Saviors and salvors (often the same people) struggled to rescue both humans and cargo, often with results as tragic for them as for the sailors and... more...

  • Wilderness Navigation Handbookby Fred Touche

    Touche Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation?a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant?this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination... more...

  • The Hard Way Aroundby Geoffrey Wolff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history?s most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the... more...

  • Black Sailors: Afro-American Merchant Seamen and Whalemen Prior to the Civil Warby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 64.00

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...

  • The Navigatorby Victor Enthoven; Steve Murdoch; Eila Williamson; Ben Teensma; John Anderson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    Captain John Anderson served in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as 'Pilot-Major' between 1640 and 1643. This was his fourth voyage to the Indies and the only one he chose to record. His log gives great insight into the subject of European travel in Asia in the Early Modern Period. more...