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- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 17.97
The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction. As is the case for many historic ships, however, there... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99
The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure. This handy pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes: - national maritime flags - special... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95
From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95
Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country - yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath Robinson's own trademark madcap contraptions. Featuring almost 100 cartoons - including amusing takes on the varied duties of railway police,... more...
- Mercier Press 2008; US$ 9.99
Seascapes has been on RTÉ radio for over thirty years and in this book Tom MacSweeney, the RTÉ Marine Correspondent and presenter of the programme includes some of the most fascinating maritime stories that have featured over the years. With stories from all along the beautiful coastline of Ireland, including those of the 400 who died to build Dún... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
This colourful history tells the story of Cunard's RMS Queen Mary, who along with her running mate Queen Elizabeth covered the transatlantic route from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, the British answer to the German and French superliners. She was launched in may 1936 and immediately won the coveted Blue Riband, winning it again in 1938, before... more...