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  • Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essexby Owen Chase

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 6.95

    In 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The incident, which occurred in the same year that Herman Melville was born, became a primary source of inspiration... more...

  • A Night to Rememberby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Lord?s classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ship?s fateful last hours At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world?s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg,... more...

  • Boundary Layer Flow over Elastic Surfacesby Viktor V Babenko; Ho-Hwan Chun; Inwon Lee

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 140.00

    While other methods of drag reduction are well-known in marine R&D and ship design environments worldwide, compliant coating drag reduction remains less well-known and poorly understood. This important book presents cutting-edge techniques and findings from research sources not generally accessible by Western researchers and engineers, aiding the... more...

  • British Canalsby Joseph Boughey

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    Describes how canals emerged from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century, how they thrived and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways. more...

  • Wooden Ship-Buildingby Charles Desmond

    Vestal Press 1997; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1919, this reprint helps you relive the glory days of sailing. more...

  • Ship Construction Sketches and Notesby John F Kemp; Peter Young; D J Eyres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the student reader. The contents cover, in numerous fully illustrated items, shipyard practices, principles of construction methods, the design... more...

  • Guidelines for training in the port sectorby ILO

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 30.00

    The ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector present a competency-based framework for portworker training methods and are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines. more...

  • Pautas sobre formación en el sector portuarioby ILO

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 30.00

    The ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector present a competency-based framework for portworker training methods and are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines. more...

  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    <div>Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold... more...

  • Little Book of Canal Boatsby Steve Lanham

    G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 4.36

    You will be reminded of the life cycle of the salmon and when and how best to fish for them, and you will be encouraged to rethink what it is to be a salmon fisher in these more enlightened times, when stocks are less plentiful and good codes of practice are essential to ensure the long-term future of this fascinating fish. more...