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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriersby Mark Lardas; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • À la mer !by Thomas Mayne-Reid; Henriette Loreau; Lebreton

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je venais d'avoir seize ans lorsque je m'enfuis de la maison paternelle pour m'engager comme matelot. Ce n'était pas que je fusse malheureux dans ma famille ; je quittais, au contraire, des parents affectueux et remplis d'indulgence, des s?urs et des frères qui m'aimaient et qui me pleurèrent longtemps après que je fus parti." À PROPOS... more...

  • Les Pharesby Léon Renard; Jules Noël; M. Rapine

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Les phares, si secourables à la marine moderne, n'ont point complétement manqué à la marine ancienne. Malheureusement, en s'écroulant du même coup que l'empire romain, les phares de l'antiquité n'ont pas laissé autant de ruines ; leurs contemporains ne nous ont légué sur ces édifices que de nombreuses dissertations ; trop de livres et pas... more...

  • Histoires des naufrages célèbresby Henry de Montaut; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le Sydney quitta Port-Jackson, situé sur la côte orientale de la Nouvelle-Hollande, le 12 avril 1806 ; il allait au Bengale. Ayant le dessein de passer par le détroit de Dampierre, je suivis aussi exactement qu'il me fut possible la route du capitaine Hogan, commandant le Cornwallis telle qu'elle est tracée sur les cartes, parce qu'elle... more...

  • Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structuresby Tetsuya Yao; Masahiko Fujikubo

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 175.00

    Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structures provides an integrated state-of-the-art evaluation of ship structure mechanics including buckling, plastic failure, ultimate strength, and ultimate bending moments. For the design of any industrial product, it is necessary to understand the fundamentals in the failure behavior... more...

  • Flagshipby Mike Carlton

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 34.70

    The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan In 1924, the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I was sunk off Sydney Heads. Once she had been the pride of the navy and the nation. She had saved Australia from an attack by a German squadron in the Pacific in World War I.But after the war she was obsolete, and a victim in the race... more...

  • Race Training with Jim Saltonstallby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Race Training with Jim Saltonstall is for all those who wish to improve their personal performance within the most challenging sport in the world. It is aimed at racers at all levels of the sport, from club right through to international level. It aims to improve every aspect of a racer's personal performance from the most important - self-preparation... more...