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  • Technology and Safety of Marine Systemsby J. Wang; Alan Pillay

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 165.00

    Traditionally society has regulated hazardous industries by detailed references to engineering codes, standards and hardware requirements. These days a risk-based approach is adopted. Risk analysis involves identifying hazards, categorizing the risks, and providing the necessary decision support to determine the necessary arrangements and measures... more...

  • Wilderness Navigation Handbookby Fred Touche

    Touche Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination... more...

  • Freshwater Heritageby Don Bamford; Maurice Smith

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 9.99

    Beginning with the first sailboat on the lakes through the naval battles of the War of 1812 to the demise of commercial sail, Don Bamford combines his lifelong passion for sailing with his love of history to create this richly illustrated history of sail on the Great Lakes — a first ever comprehensive account. more...

  • The Voyage of the Rose Cityby John Moynihan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    A gripping, beautifully told story of a young man’s coming-of-age at sea   When John Moynihan decided to ship out in the Merchant Marine during the summer of his junior year at Wesleyan University, his father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was not enthusiastic: As a young man, before joining the U.S. Navy, Pat Moynihan had worked the New York... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • Stargazingby Peter Hill

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam,... more...

  • Isles of the Northby Ian Mitchell

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.99

    In the summer of 2002, Mitchell set sail aboard the 30-foot yacht Foggy Dew on a voyage that took him from his home through the Western Isles to Orkney and Shetland and on to the west coast of Norway. Against the backdrop of one of the world's most spectacular coastlines, he sailed up the Nordfjord, down to Bergen, then out to Utsira. more...

  • Going the Distanceby Tim Little

    Momentum Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    From industry newcomers to experienced veterans in the field of process instrumentation, this book offers a comprehensive guide to radar level measurement for solids that is both detailed and approachable. Beginning with a brief history of solids level measurement, the book covers topics such as frequency and performance, installation of radar devices,... more...

  • Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouseby Adam Hart-Davis

    The History Press 2003; US$ 5.99

    Adam Hart-Davis vividly recreates the story of the Eddystone Lighthouse, the character of the man who built it, and the power of the elements that finally destroyed them both. more...

  • Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportationby Adam Weintrit

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 110.95

    The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions,  allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at... more...