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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • A Mile Downby David Vann

    Random House 2015; US$ 30.38

    In this inspirational memoir, internationally bestselling author David Vann tells the true story of building his own sailing ship and of the disastrous voyage that ensues. As a thirty-year-old tourist in Turkey, David Vann stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat and decides to fulfill a long-buried dream: he will rebuild the boat.... more...

  • Fire Canoeby Ted Barris

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 16.99

    Years before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the ships ?fire canoes.? By day they chased freight contracts, but at night they introduced the Edwardian Prairies to pleasure cruises. more...

  • Republican Roman Warships 509?27 BCby Raffaele D?Amato; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 13.95

    The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans? extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic... more...

  • Ships and Offshore Structures XIXby Carlos Guedes Soares; Y. Garbatov

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 339.95

    This three-volume work presents the proceedings from the 19th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress held in Cascais, Portugal on 7th to 10th September 2015. The International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) is a forum for the exchange of information by experts undertaking and applying marine structural research. The aim... more...

  • Dry Docking and Shipboard Maintenanceby David House

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    This book covers every aspect of the dry docking of sea going vessels. It provides a guide to industry for the different dock types and docking procedures inclusive of material management, steelwork operations and dry dock legislation. Many thousands of people worldwide are engaged within the perimeter of the docking and shipboard maintenance industries... more...

  • Shackleton's Boat: The Story of the James Cairdby Harding McGregor Dunnett

    The Collins Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    The James Caird is an unlikely hero, a 23-foot lifeboat that completed the most desperate and celebrated open boat voyage in history. On board were Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley, now some of the most recognised names in Antarctic and Polar literature/history. This is the story of that little boat from its commissioning by Worsley... more...

  • Canals: The Making of a Nationby Liz McIvor

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 27.18

    Canals hold a unique place in British culture, with associations of lazy summer afternoons, journeying through lush green countryside. But as Liz McIvor explains in the book to accompany her BBC series, the story of our canals is also the story of how modern Britain was born. It was the canals that helped open up the trade of the Industrial Revolution,... more...

  • The Way a River Wentby Thom Wheeler

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    Attending a wedding in Astrakhan, Thom decides to travel in the most obvious and straightforward way: by following the Volga river, from its source over 1,000 miles inland. 'The Way a River Went' is an unforgettable and (hopefully) unrepeatable adventure. more...

  • Cargo Workby David House

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    An essential reference for merchant seamen around the world, Cargo Work provides a guide to the key characteristics of a wide range of cargoes. Fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect the unit load containerised systems that are now employed in all aspects of cargo handling and international shipping, while retaining the necessary... more...

  • Lifeline Across the Seaby David L Williams

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for wounded or gravely ill prisoners and 'Protected Personnel' = diplomats, clergy, civilians and alien internees - to be safely exchanged, a little-known dimension of the war. Conducted under the International Red Cross and neutral intermediaries, exchanges were arranged individually... more...