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- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95
A rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century. The author of Two Years Before the Mast outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Includes a glossary of sea terms. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95
This amply illustrated, nontechnical book traces the evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years ? from those of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.) to the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. The development of northern and southern European vessels is also described. 20 halftones and 134 figures. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 26.95
This superb, profusely illustrated survey by noted authority recounts the history of seamarks from antiquity to the early 19th century. Chronicling both the construction of the towers and the methods of illumination, the text offers a wealth of technical data in highly readable form, plus 261 black-and-white illustrations. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world ? from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons ? those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful. In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line illustrations... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95
This comprehensive pictorial survey of whale ships of all periods presents over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels. Images of harpoons, lances, whaling guns, and many other artifacts as well as account of New England's whaling industry are also included. A noted whaling authority provides... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world?s great "floating palaces" ? 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 16.55
In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99
In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger and capable carriers in 1927 with five more being built prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor including three large Yorktown class. To take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 8.95
Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as one of the world?s foremost nautical writers. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain and the author of several boating books. more...