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Ships & Shipbuilding

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  • Welding Mechanisation and Automation in Shipbuilding Worldwideby R Boekholt

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 245.00

    This report contains information from more than sixty shipyards from around the world, and gives a unique inventory of the different aspects of welding mechanization and automation used in building large, middle and small-sized ships. Shipbuilders, marine engineers and trade organisations will welcome and value this unique collection of data, assembled... more...

  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold water, fighting... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... 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...

  • Barging Round Britainby John Sergeant; David Bartley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. Explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the 2012 Olympics. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will trace... more...

  • Voyages from the Pastby Simon Wills

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    A social history of sea travel from the passengers' perspective, encompassing all walks of life and vessels departing from a variety of UK ports. Simon Wills tells the stories of ordinary people who travelled by sea between 1600 and 1940, from early Ameri more...

  • Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Seaby Michael Leigh Sinowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    An exploration of the complex roles that bodies--both literally and figuratively--play in the 21 volume Aubrey-Maturin novels reveals much about the novels' meditation on the dichotomy of mind and body. The book begins with a consideration of the role of genre norms and the bodies of the novels' main characters. The focus then shifts to considerations... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific Warby Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the stunning victory at Pearl Harbor to its dramatic reversal at Midway, the Imperial Japanese Navy swept all before it in its numerous victories in the Pacific and Far Eastern waters. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War pulls from many of Osprey's bestselling books on the subject in addition to the most recent research on the subject,... more...

  • Rescue From Grampa Wooby Joan Skelton

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 11.99

    The dramatic story of the rescue of two men from a cruise ship on Lake Superior as it drifts out to sea in hurricane-force winds. more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanicby Stuart Robertson

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage? Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg? What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain? How did a bottle of whisky save one of the crew? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the doomed ship in this absorbing collection... more...