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  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... 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...

  • Erie Water Westby Ronald E. Shaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00

    The construction of the Erie Canal may truly be described as a major event in the growth of the young United States. At a time when the internal links among the states were scanty, the canal's planners boldly projected a system of transportation that would strike from the eastern seaboard, penetrate the frontier, and forge a bond between the East... more...

  • The Ice Masterby Jennifer Niven

    Hyperion 2001; US$ 9.99

    The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned in ice, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. Hundreds of miles from civilization, the castaways had no choice... more...

  • First Victoryby Mike Carlton

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 38.43

    HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden. When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace.Under a year later Australia had gone to war in what was seen as a noble fight for king, country and Empire. Thousands of young men joined up for the adventure of... more...

  • Shipboard Operationsby H I Lavery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    This book covers the knowledge of shipboard operations required by candidates for professional qualification as Chief Officer and Master Mariner. It deals with the basic routines and procedures, and the many regulations governing their use, for the safe and efficient operation of merchant ships. The book is also designated a fundamental text for the... more...

  • Navigation Control Manualby A G Bole; C E Nicholls; W O Dineley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00

    Invaluable to participants of nagivation control courses, candidates for Class 2 and Class 1 (master mariner) and all practising navigating officers. more...

  • The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920by Glenn A. Knoblock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge... more...

  • Commerce on Early American Waterwaysby Earl E. Brown

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

    Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s and were soon producing more products than they could use. This book details how settlers used waterways to transport goods to coastal markets. Topics include the timeline of water craft construction;... more...