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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00
In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 70.95
Suitable as a training manual and a day-to-day reference, Shiphandling is the comprehensive and up to date guide to the theory and practice of ship handling procedures. Its covers the requirements of all STCW-level marine qualifications, provides expert guidance on all the hardware that marine professionals will make use of in the control and operation... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn?t have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 229.00
Shows how to design ship hull structures. This book presents the fundamentals, the theory and the application of structural design of hulls. It explains why structural design needs are to be carried out on several levels in order to ensure that correct loading is applied and that local structural behavior in properly understood. more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 239.00
Presents an understanding of the fundamentals and details of the integration of risk-based approaches into the ship design process. This book facilitates the transfer of knowledge from research work to the wider maritime community and advances scientific approaches dealing with risk-based design and ship safety. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 239.99
Sextants at Greenwich consists of two main sections: The introductory chapters and the catalogue of navigating instruments of the National Maritime Museum.The first section gives a general overview of the history of celestial navigation with an emphasis on the instruments that were developed and used for that purpose, between about 1450 and the 1970s.... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 239.00
Most ocean vessels are underactuated but control of their motion in the real ocean environment is essential. Control of Ships and Underwater Vehicles concentrates on the control of underactuated ocean vessels both surface and submarine. Having more degrees of freedom to be controlled than the number of independent control inputs these vessels give... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 158.00
The design, construction and fabrication of complex two- and three-dimensional shapes in civil and naval architecture have always been a particularly demanding part of the art of engineering. This volume presents a comparative knowledge history in these two distinct branches of construction engineering. more...
- 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...