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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 Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sailby Philip Marsden

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The story of Britain?s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth. 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...

  • Surveying Yachts and Small Craftby Paul Stevens

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 28.99

    This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook will prove a godsend to small craft owners who want to check out defects on their own boats or on boats they are planning to buy, as well as... more...

  • Into the Maelstromby Colin Brittain

    The History Press 2014;

    On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran onto rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600 yards from shore,... more...

  • Shipwreck in Art and Literatureby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Complete Titanic Chroniclesby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 24.99

    The complete story of the sinking of the Titanic , told by Walter Lord in two acclaimed and riveting chronicles of the ship?s doomed maiden voyage In just two hours and forty minutes, 1,500 souls were lost at sea when the RMS Titanic succumbed to the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, A Night to... more...