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  • In the Wake of Madnessby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain... more...

  • Cargo Handling and the Modern Portby R. B. Oram; N. Skene Smith

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Cargo Handling and the Modern Port covers various concerns in the handling of goods in a contemporary port. The book also details the functions of ports, along with the impact of the silent revolutions that took place in the major ports around the world. The text first covers the port itself, such as its functions, the types of port managements, and... more...

  • Rescue From Grampa Wooby Joan Skelton

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 11.99

    The dramatic story of the rescue of two men from a cruise ship on Lake Superior as it drifts out to sea in hurricane-force winds. more...

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

    Artech House 2005; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • The Seamanship Examinerby David House; Farhan Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    The Seamanship Primer is a complete study and revision guide, based on the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping, for cadet and serving crew in the merchant marine sector. It is the ideal study package for anyone preparing for the oral assessment taken by every marine professional to acquire a Deck Certificate of Competency... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 17.00

    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 of two boats-Rebecca, a 60-foot modern pleasure schooner, and Elisa... more...

  • What Really Sank the Titanicby Jennifer Hooper McCarty; Tim Foecke

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 12.99

    On the night of April 14, 1912, the ?unsinkable? RMS Titanic, with over 2,200 passengers onboard, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and plunged to a watery grave. For nearly a century, the shocking loss has haunted the world. Now the same CSI techniques that are used to solve modern murder cases have been applied to the sinking of history?s most... 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...

  • 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...