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- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
From her shipyard construction and maiden voyage to her decades-long career as the world's most magnificent ocean liner, here is the grand history of Cunard's longest-serving vessel, the Queen Elizabeth 2. This lavishly illustrated book portrays the QE2 's inherent beauty and ultramodern design as well as her glamour and charismatic appeal. The... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
"A worthy addition to a library on passenger ships." ? Nautical Research Journal Two of the most famous and most successful ocean liners of the 20th century are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume. In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts,... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95
Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most graceful, fast, and luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. Views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, depictions of its glorious twin, the Cristoforo Colombo, and other fleet mates are accompanied by extensive captions. 183 black-and-white photographs. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95
First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure... 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...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 22.95
1. Introduction: Why Use Strip Construction? 2. Choosing a Design 3. Choosing Materials 4. Tool Requirements 5. Gallery of Strip-Built Boats 6. Preparing the Strips 7. Setting up the Forms 8. Basic Stripping Technique 9. Fairing and Sanding 10. Fiberglassing Technique 11. Finishing and Varnishing 12. Double Paddle Canoe 13. Rowing Dinghy... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95
John Rousmaniere is the author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and a dozen other nautical books. Bob Sweet , author of GPS for Mariners and The Weekend Navigator , is the national education coordinator for the United States Power Squadrons. Charlie Wing is the author of Get Your Captain?s License and other boating books. Nigel... more...