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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Silent Killersby James Delgado

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    James P Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and author of Nuclear Dawn (Osprey), presents a detailed, stunningly visual, examination of the history and development of the submarine and its role in naval warfare, from the first practical experiments with submersible craft to the development of the modern nuclear submarine.... more...

  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts/1by Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 1996; US$ 14.99

    A salty collection of complete building plans for six small cruising boats, including a fantail steam launch (17' or 25'), working tugboat (14' or 20'), supply boat (20'), cruiser (14' or 20'), long-distance-sailing cruiser (14'), or fantail catboat (20'). Among the most popular designs offered by Benford, special effort has been made to reproduce... more...

  • Death of a Supertankerby Anthony Trew

    Robert Hale 2004; US$ 9.99

    The deck of Ocean Mammoth stretched nearly a fifth of a mile from bridge to bows; it rose above the water-line to the height of a ten story building. Yet in a time of falling freight rates and dwindling cargoes it had no useful part to play—it had to die. But the death of a supertanker is not easily contrived if it must appear to have been an accident.... more...

  • Reduction of a Ship's Magnetic Field Signaturesby John Holmes

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    Decreasing the magnetic field signature of a naval vessel will reduce its susceptibility to detonating naval influence mines and the probability of a submarine being detected by underwater barriers and maritime patrol aircraft. Both passive and active techniques for reducing the magnetic signatures produced by a vessel's ferromagnetism, roll-induced... more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton; Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 19.08

    Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sailingby Diane Selkirk

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    The idea of learning to sail excites the imagination with fantasies of a carefree, simple way to relax. But in reality, a lot of work goes into mastering the technical aspects of sailing and learning how to get from one place to another without ending up in the water. Other sailing books go into more detail than the casual learner wants or needs.... more...