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  • Adventures of a Sea Hunterby James Delgado; Clive Cussler

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 20.00

    Leading archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his highly unusual life's work: locating and exploring the world's most famous shipwrecks. Colorful characters, near misses, and the thrill of standing or floating in history's footprints make for a highly entertaining look at the fascinating... more...

  • Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehiclesby Odd M. Faltinsen

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00

    This 2006 book discusses the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles - vessels supported by submerged hulls, air cushions or foils. more...

  • Titanicby Roger Cartwright; June Cartwright

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    On 15 April 2012, 100 years will have passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger... more...

  • The Seafaring Dictionaryby David S. T. Blackmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 55.00

    The specialized language of seafarers is a complex mixture of the strange and the familiar, incorporating words from a variety of English dialects and foreign languages, and peppered with coined phrases and slang words. With its many intricate nuances, "navalese" is vitally important to a profession in which technical concepts need to be... more...

  • Down Amongst the Black Gangby Richard de Kerbrech

    The History Press 2014; US$ 4.36

    Down in the fiery belly of the luxury liners of the Titanic era, a world away from the first-class dining rooms and sedate tours of the deck, toiled the 'black gang'. Their work was gruelling and hot, and here de Kerbrech introduces the reader to the dimly lit world and workplace of Titanic's stokers. Beginning with a journey around some of the major... more...

  • Astro-Navigation From Square One To Ocean Masterby Alan Murray

    Bright Pen 2012; US$ 6.99

    Astro-navigation from Square One to Ocean-master begins at the very beginning of this relatively complex subject and progresses logically through all the required "astro skills". Each new concept builds on UNDERSTANDING with no "learning by rote". A 130-word glossary, 160 diagrams and 40 worked examples, all using 2011 Sun, Moon, planet and star data,... more...

  • British Canalsby Joseph Boughey

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    Describes how canals emerged from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century, how they thrived and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways. more...

  • Wooden Ship-Buildingby Charles Desmond

    Vestal Press 1997; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1919, this reprint helps you relive the glory days of sailing. more...

  • Ship Construction Sketches and Notesby John F Kemp; Peter Young; D J Eyres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the student reader. The contents cover, in numerous fully illustrated items, shipyard practices, principles of construction methods, the design... more...

  • Guidelines for training in the port sectorby ILO

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 30.00

    The ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector present a competency-based framework for portworker training methods and are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines. more...