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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Lusitaniaby Greg King; Penny Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I. Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes ? a microcosm of the last years... more...

  • The Tragedy of the Royal Tarby Mark Warner

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    On October 25, 1836, the sidewheel steamer Royal Tar caught fire in Maine's Penobscot Bay. On board was a small circus menagerie returning to Boston from a summer-long tour of the Canadian Maritimes. Plagued by gale-force winds and rough seas, the usual overnight trip from Saint John, New Brunswick, stretched out to four days and, on the fourth... more...

  • The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empireby Randall James Sasaki

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire , Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding in East Asia. He has created a timber category database, analyzed methods of joinery, and studied contemporary approaches to shipbuilding... more...

  • Barging Round Britainby John Sergeant; David Bartley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. Explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs,... more...

  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... more...

  • Ships That Sail No Moreby Giles T. Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This chronicle of coastal shipping in the western United States forms an important but hitherto neglected part of the history of transportation in America. From the beginning the seaways were a vital link among the developing West Coast settlements, and even after the completion of a north-south rail line sturdy steamers continued to serve as the... more...

  • Towboat on the Ohioby James E. Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    To get a personal look at what it is like to work on the Ohio River, newspaperman James E. Casto spent eight days aboard the Blazer as it traveled the Ohio from Huntington, West Virginia, to Pittsburgh, up the Allegheny and the Mongahela, and then back to Huntington. The Paul G. Blazer , a gleaming white towboat owned and operated by Ashland... more...

  • International Maritime Transport Costsby Gordon Wilmsmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Based on in-depth empirical research this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical lens. Further, the book uses a unique set of data that gives an extensive insight into Latin American international maritime transport costs... more...