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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • River Ouse Bargemanby David Lewis

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    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...

  • The Canal Pioneersby Anthony Burton

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    This is the story of canals used for transport and the men who built them from the earliest times, up to the end of the ninteenth century. This is a very long history: stones for the pyramids of Egypt were brought to the site by canal and one of the most imposing canal systems ever built, the Grand Canal of China, was begun in the sixth century BC.... more...

  • Guide to the Crew of Titanicby Günter Bäbler

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic. more...

  • Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmenby Mary Blewitt

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    The 13th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators. Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation have transported most offshore navigators to a... more...

  • Illustrated Navigationby Ivar Dedekam

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 20.79

    GPS and chart plotters have made navigation simple, but still require understanding and back-up. This book shows how to navigate traditionally (compass, log & plotter); using electronic aids (GPS, radar & chart plotter); and using the sun & stars (celestial navigation). It is heavily illustrated making it easy to understand and follow. more...

  • Illustrated Seamanshipby Ivar Dedekam

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 20.79

    Modern yachts brim with equipment allowing them to be used without much knowledge of seamanship. Yet increasingly yachts require outside assistance. This book shows the techniques all boat users should be familiar with about rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring. Illustrated with many drawings, it is an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide.... more...

  • British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albumsby Richard Perkins

    Seaforth Publishing 2017; US$ 43.60

    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...

  • Economics of the Marineby Karyn Morrissey

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 43.99

    This book uses multidisciplinary approaches from economics, geography and policy analysis to explore the spatial economics of the marine. more...