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  • 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...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Fire on the Beachby David Wright; David Zoby

    Scribner 2002; US$ 17.99

    FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THIS IS THE TRUE-LIFE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL COAST GUARD AND ONE CREW OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES WHO FOUGHT STORMS AND SAVED LIVES OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS. Fire on the Beach recovers a lost gem of American history. It tells the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure... more...

  • Human Factors in the Maritime Domainby Michelle Grech; Tim Horberry; Thomas Koester

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 99.95

    The piecemeal fashion in which human factors research has been conducted in the maritime domain makes information retrieval available only by scanning through numerous research journals and conference papers. Bringing together human factors information from this and other domains, Human Factors in the Maritime Domain integrates a common body of knowledge... more...

  • Maritime Securityby Michael McNicholas

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 78.95

    The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena-–the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive security measures... more...

  • Black Sailors: Afro-American Merchant Seamen and Whalemen Prior to the Civil Warby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 64.00

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...

  • The Navigatorby Victor Enthoven; Steve Murdoch; Eila Williamson; Ben Teensma; John Anderson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    Captain John Anderson served in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as 'Pilot-Major' between 1640 and 1643. This was his fourth voyage to the Indies and the only one he chose to record. His log gives great insight into the subject of European travel in Asia in the Early Modern Period. more...

  • Between France and New Franceby Gilles Proulx

    Dundurn 1984; US$ 7.99

    Between France and New France is an absorbing look at life abroad the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America. more...

  • White Sails Became Meby Nicholas F. Starace

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 8.90

    In White Sails Became Me, a modern-day renaissance man takes you on a worldwide journey living more adventure than most people dare to dream. more...

  • Maritime Private Securityby Patrick Cullen; Claude Berube

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the evolution, function, problems and prospects of private security companies in the maritime sector. The private security industry continues to evolve after its renaissance over the past few decades, first in Africa, and later in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite this, little academic work has been done to date on the role of private... more...