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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albumsby Richard Perkins

    Seaforth Publishing 2017; US$ 44.01

    The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National Maritime Museum, so despite its value it is rarely seen by anyone besides the museum's curators, for whom it... more...

  • Warship 2017by John Jordan; Stephen Dent

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 38.99

    Warship 2017 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and much more to maintain the impressive standards... more...

  • Rogue Wavesby Michel Olagnon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 19.99

    Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they haven't been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research - until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters. With anecdotes,... more...

  • Giants of the Clydeby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world’s sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor spectacularly long – it is certainly no Mississippi or Amazon – but its fame... more...

  • HMS Gloucesterby Ken Otter

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.47

    On 22 May 1941 the cruiser HMS Gloucester (The Fighting 'G') was sunk by aircraft of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Crete. Of her crew of 807 men, only 83 survived to come home at the end of the War in 1945. It is unknown how many men went down with the ship and how many died in the sea clinging to rafts and flotsam during the many hours before... more...

  • Metals in Boatsby Vyv Cox

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Metals have been used in boats for thousands of years, as components of the vessel's construction, as load-bearing parts of the rigging and steering systems, and for a wide variety of domestic and service duties. Due to misunderstandings of the properties of the metals used, and in some cases to questionable design and manufacture, there have been... more...

  • River Ouse Bargemanby David Lewis

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.97

    The Ouse reaches into the heart of Yorkshire from the Humber Estuary. Until the 1980s, loaded barges made the challenging journey from Hull to Selby, bearing bulk cargoes for the mills of the town. The bargees had to be tough and resourceful; physically strong enough to handle their craft, wise enough to combat the rivers shifting currents and savvy... more...

  • The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]by Stephen Stein

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even today, 95 percent of the cargo that enters and... more...

  • London's Triumphby Stephen Alford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Consistently illuminating ... Like all the best stories, it is about the timeless tides of power and influence ... trade deals can sometimes be sexy, thrilling and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to... more...

  • Canals in Britainby Tony Conder

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river estuaries. This new history of Britain's canals starts with the first Roman waterways, moving on to their... more...