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  • Learning to Sailby Basil Mosenthal

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book is easy to read with lively colour illustrations. This is a no-nonsense guide for beginners of all ages and is valuable as a back-up to sailing courses or for anyone learning to sail with a friend. more...

  • The European Waterwaysby Marian Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the... more...

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbookby Malcolm Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    The bestselling aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. more...

  • Manoeuvringby Bill Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    A practical guide to the essential skill of boat manoeuvring - develop competence, accuracy and confidence, then keep the book on board as the perfect aide memoire. more...

  • 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...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Strandedby Aaron Saunders

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Colorby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    Over 300 royalty-free full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in many sizes, shapes, and styles. 24 plates printed one side only. more...

  • Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742by Peter Gerhard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Gerhard traces the exploits of the Elizabethan pirates ? most notably, Sir Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind ?Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers like Captain Morgan, and the incursions of English smugglers.... more...