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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • The Complete Day Skipperby Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.99

    The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable... more...

  • The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restorationby Thomas Larsson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project. The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden?s most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has compiled his knowledge of the craft... more...

  • Shipboard Electrical Power Systemsby Mukund R. Patel

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 159.95

    Shipboard Electrical Power Systems addresses new developments in this growing field. Focused on the trend toward electrification to power commercial shipping, naval, and passenger vessels, this book helps new or experienced engineers master cutting-edge methods for power system design, control, protection, and economic use of power. Provides... more...

  • Forty Years Masterby Daniel O. Killman; John Lyman; Harold D. Huycke; Rebecca Huycke Ellison; Brian J. Rouleau; David Hull

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    During Daniel O. Killman?s more than fifty years at sea, he was shipwrecked off Coos Bay, discovered gold in Alaska, was dismasted in a hurricane near Fiji, lost a rudder en route to Adelaide, had run-ins with bureaucrats, officials, and seamen, and found himself in court facing charges of murder, all the while remaining in impeccable standing with... more...

  • The First Indianby Dilip Donde

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 15.57

    The story of one man?s struggle to achieve his dream, a fast-paced adventure & paean to the power of self-belief. In May 2010 Cdr Dilip Donde earned his place in India?s maritime history by becoming the first Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation under sail. The book chronicles Dilip?s progress from building the boat to completing the voyage.... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese Warby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a fleet of modern foreign-built warships. Coupled with the IJN's leadership and high levels of training,... more...

  • Maritime Securityby Michael McNicholas

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 125.00

    Maritime Security , 2e, provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats;... more...

  • The Narrowboat Guideby Tony Jones

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.99

    The UK has over 1000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which are home to an estimated over 70,000 boats. To the untrained eye canal boats can look much the same, but there are some very important distinctions and a new buyer has some very important choices to make. This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating... more...

  • Adriftby Helen Babbs

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.94

    From deep winter to late autumn, from east to west, Adrift takes the reader on a tour of the people, politics, history and wildlife of London?s canals and rivers. Blending nature writing, social observation and memoir, Helen Babbs invites you on an eye-opening journey into a different side of the city. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge... more...

  • Captain of the Carpathiaby Eric L. Clements

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then carried them to safety at New York. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron... more...