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  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Clouded Mirrorby L.T.C Rolt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 8.48

    In these evocative and elegiac writings L. T. C. Rolt meditates on landscape, history, poetry, steam railways, vintage cars and the endless summer days of his childhood. He also recalls his many happy boating voyages on Britain's canals: the peace and tranquillity, the wildlife and people, the changing scenery as he travelled from county to county,... more...

  • Shipwreck in Art and Literatureby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics and symbolism of shipwreck, the interdisciplinary essays in this volume provide a history of a major literary and artistic motif as they... more...

  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... 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...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 14.99

    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...