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  • Shipwreck in Art and Literatureby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and... 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...

  • The Book of Old Shipsby Henry B. Culver

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world ? from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons ? those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful. In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line 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...

  • The Pirates Own Bookby Marine Research Society

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rare volume, based on actual documents, recounts in lurid detail the life, atrocities and bloody death of the infamous Black Beard as well as the cold-blooded exploits of Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Edward Low, Thomas White, Anne Bonney, Mary Read, and scores of other maritime marauders. Enhanced with over 70 atmospheric wood engravings. Introduction.... more...

  • On Board the Titanicby Logan Marshall

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Nearly a century later, the tragic tale of the "unsinkable" ship continues to captivate the imagination. So many myths and stories have arisen from history's most famous maritime disaster that it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. This collection of first-hand reports from survivors, published within weeks of the Titanic 's sinking, was... more...

  • The Arts of the Sailorby Hervey Garrett Smith

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    A maritime expert offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; and dozens of other topics important to safety, economy, and... more...