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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Narrowboat Nomadsby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    Steve is waving his worries goodbye on another of his light-hearted trips around the picturesque English waterways. This time it?s a bit different, though. This time he?s not just cruising with his cat, Kit, but with his long-suffering wife, Em, who?s given up work and wants her share of easy living too. more...

  • Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Seaby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances... more...

  • Early Ships and Seafaringby Sean McGrail

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    In this volume Professor Seán McGrail introduces the reader to a relatively new branch of Archaeology - the study of water transport - how early rafts, boats and ships were built and used. Concepts, such as boatbuilding traditions, ship stability and navigation without instruments, are first described. Archaeological research is then discussed,... more...

  • Battleshipsby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    Beginning with a pictorial essay on battleship construction in the 1930s and 1940s, this new book looks at the various design facets of the last great capital ships of the world's navies. Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us... more...

  • Under the Mediterraneanby Honor Frost

    Honor Frost Foundation 2015; US$ 19.99

    Honor Frost has written a travel book with this difference: her journeys have extended below the surface of the sea. Her accounts of these regions can be compared with the writings of early travellers who, unhampered by overspecialization, recorded a variety of observations on completely unknown places. In setting down her direct experience she has... more...