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  • Strandedby Aaron Saunders

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    In 1918, Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Sophia ran aground on Alaska?s Vanderbilt reef. She sat there for two terrifying days before sinking in a raging snowstorm. Seventy-six years later, a cruise ship called the Star Princess was sailing in the same stretch of water ? and Alaska?s worst maritime disaster nearly repeated itself. 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...

  • 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...

  • Applied Satellite Navigation Using GPS, GALILEO, and Augmentation Systemsby Ramjee Prasad

    Artech House 2005; US$ 109.00

    When GPS (global positioning system) was made commercially available in the year 2000, it launched a new era of satellite navigation services and technologies as dramatic as a spacecraft launch itself. This authoritative work gives engineers a timely, unified analysis of the various satellite navigation technologies, applications, and services now... more...

  • Building Outrigger Sailing Canoesby Gary Dierking

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 22.95

    Build the fastest, most exotic sailboats around! Popular in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes combine the romance of the South Seas with a ruthless efficiency of design and breathtaking sailing performance. This is the first book to present complete plans and building instructions for three outrigger... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend of reportage [and] reflection" ( Los Angeles Times ), Michael Ruhlman sets off for a renowned boatyard in Martha's Vineyard to follow the construction... more...

  • Baltic Connectionsby Lennart Bes; Edda Frankot; Hanno Brand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 467.00

    In the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, Northern Europe was a crucible of political, maritime and economic activity. Covering 1000 collections in various countries around the Baltic Sea (including Netherlands), this guide provides a tool for scholars studying the region's maritime, economic and diplomatic relations between 1450-1800. more...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... more...

  • Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellersby John P. Breslin; Poul Andersen

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 88.00

    Technical introduction to ship propeller hydrodynamics, for researchers in ocean technology, naval architecture, mechanical engineering. more...

  • Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakesby W. Bruce Bowlus

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The availability of inexpensive steel, so crucial to the United States' emergence as a leading industrial power in the late nineteenth century, relied upon the rise of an ore transport system on the Great Lakes that would feed American industry as a whole and come to alter the face of the region. This detailed history recounts innovations in shipping,... more...