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  • GMDSS for Navigatorsby John Seaton; Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial satellite communications technology whose primary role is to maintain safety of life at sea. Within the next five years all vessels over... more...

  • The Colombo Bayby Richard Pollak

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.95

    In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's voyage and of the sailors who daily risk their lives to deliver six million containers a year to United States ports alone. Inside these twenty-foot... more...

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbookby Malcolm Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Reed's Skipper's Handbook , now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision... more...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter... more...

  • Shipwreck in Art and Literatureby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics and symbolism of shipwreck, the interdisciplinary essays in this volume provide a history of a major literary and artistic motif as they... more...

  • The Night Lives Onby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember , Walter Lord revisits the Titanic Years after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic , the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians??rivet counters,? they are called?puzzle... more...

  • A Night to Rememberby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Lord?s classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ship?s fateful last hours At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world?s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg,... more...

  • The Anatomy of Sailby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 35.99

    An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and explanatory diagrams, each page is packed with fascinating and satisfying detail. Looking... more...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and... more...

  • RMS Lusitaniaby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Within hours of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a submarine off the Cork coast in May 2015, a narrative was created and over time, emerged as the 'truth' of the incident. Throughout the world many people still today perceive the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this new book,... more...