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  • GMDSS for Navigatorsby John Seaton; Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial satellite communications technology whose primary role is to maintain safety of life at sea. Within the next five years all vessels over... more...

  • United States Coast Guard Leaders and Missions, 1790 to the Presentby Thomas P. Ostrom; John J. Galluzzo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies dates from 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. The Service has provided aids to navigation, enforcement of maritime laws, environmental protection, search and rescue, immigration and narcotics interdiction, maritime safety assistance, port security, natural... more...

  • The Colombo Bayby Richard Pollak

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.95

    In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's voyage and of the sailors who daily risk their lives to deliver six million containers a year to United States ports alone. Inside these twenty-foot... more...

  • The Built-Up Ship Modelby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to the hand-crafting of ship models from the bottom up, exactly as real ships were built in shipyards. The model is the 16-gun United States brig Lexington, in active service during the Revolution. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations. more...

  • How to Build Wooden Boatsby Edwin Monk

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Clear concise manual by noted naval architect offers a portfolio of designs for 16 basic wooden craft ? rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, a hydroplane, and more. Detailed illustrated instructions for amateur boat builders cover selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials, building and finishing. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations.... more...

  • Ship Modelsby Charles Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Excellent guide for both the novice and the practiced woodworker ? from the first steps in selecting proper materials to final task of painting the model. Over 150 photographs. more...

  • The Ship Model Builder's Assistantby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging and major fittings of American clippers and packets of the Great Age of Sail. Also includes a wealth of details on deck furniture of various types of vessels from different periods. Nearly 280 line drawings give the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a... more...

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

    Artech House 2005; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Building Outrigger Sailing Canoesby Gary Dierking

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 22.95

    Build the fastest, most exotic sailboats around! Popular in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes combine the romance of the South Seas with a ruthless efficiency of design and breathtaking sailing performance. This is the first book to present complete plans and building instructions for three outrigger... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of 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... more...