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- Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00
The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 19.95
"Absolute fascinating--it fills a huge void in the literature of the subject. . . . Brown's familiarity with the technical aspects of shipdriving, based on his own career at sea, gives him enormous credibility. . . . The Last Log of the Titanic has more surprises than any book I've seen on the topic in the past 23 years." --Thomas C. Wingfield, Lieutenant... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 239.00
This title is aimed at practising naval engineers who need the latest research in stabilization for their designs; academic control engineers working with stabilization systems; and from academics and students in control or marine engineering looking for up-to-date background or for ideas for academic project work. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00
In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 70.95
Suitable as a training manual and a day-to-day reference, Shiphandling is the comprehensive and up to date guide to the theory and practice of ship handling procedures. Its covers the requirements of all STCW-level marine qualifications, provides expert guidance on all the hardware that marine professionals will make use of in the control and operation... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 8.95
When it's sink or swim, this Quick Guide will keep you afloat! On the water, when an engine problem surfaces, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. Diesel Engine Care and Repair provides all the answers--fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, it presents 14 color panels of authoritative, concise information... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 19.95
Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What ?Inherently interesting and fun to read . . . provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we've seen yet.?--BoatU.S. ?Thorough and authoritative.?-- Sea Kayaker ?A definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of experience.?--The Navigation Foundation Every sailor... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn?t have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 7.99
Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Clancy?s magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world and experience the drama and excitement of... more...