Sea & Ships

Sea & Ships


  • 'Fastnet, Force 10' : The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing

    By John Rousmaniere

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393308655
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 1993
    In August 1979, 303 yachts began the 600-mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back.
  • 'Leander' Class (Modern Combat Ships, No. 1)

    By C.J. Meyer

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780711013858
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd
    • Published: July 1984
  • 100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the Experts (Woodenboat)

    By Peter H. Spectre

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780937822449
    • Publisher: Wooden Boat Publications
    • Published: October 1997
  • 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didn't!

    By Tim Maltin

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119098
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2011
    " April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate. "--
  • 2007 Submarine Almanac

    By Neal Stevens

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780615153810
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2007
  • 21st Century Knox: Influence, Sea Power, and History for the Modern Era (21st Century Foundations)

    By David Kohnen

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781612519807
    • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
    • Published: May 2016
    Commo. Dudley Wright Knox took a practitioner's approach to maritime history, helping to frame a global mission for the U.S. Navy. Having graduated with the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1897, he commanded a variety of warships and flag headquarters. He served in combat during the 1898 Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, and in the Philippines. With intelligence, Knox lead efforts to establish the "special relationship" between the Royal Navy and U.S. Navy during two world wars. Helping to realize the visions of a "navy second to none" Knox assisted President Franklin D. Roosevelt in educating Americans to understand the nexus between war and peace. Unlike armies or air forces, Knox argued that navies provided unique means, "not to make war but to preserve peace, not to be predatory but to shield the free development of commerce, not to unsettle the world but to stabilize it through the promotion of law and order." 21st Century Knox offers a primer on the thinking of the man who exerted an enormous influence on the U.S. Navy during the first fifty years of the twentieth century. His ideas on questions of strategy, leadership, and maritime operations remain relevant to naval professionals into the twenty-first century and beyond.
  • The 21st Century-turning Point for the North Sea Route?

    By C. L. Ragner

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048154791
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: July 2000
    The Northern Sea Route - the ice infested sea lanes running north of Siberia - can potentially cut sailing distances between Northwest Europe and Northeast Asia by as much as 50% compared with present routes. Further, the route passes some of the world's largest deposits of oil and gas. Several recent multimillion dollar research programmes have investigated the route's commercial, technological and commercial feasibility. The results of this research were presented to the Northern Sea Route User Conference in Oslo, November 1999. The Conference was also told about new Russian policies on the route. The research results and Russian policy statements were assessed and commented on by representatives of international shipping organisations, who also proposed the shipping industry's own view of the commercial feasibility of the NSR. The present book, derived from the Conference, discusses the question of international shipping on the NSR more comprehensively than has ever been witnessed before, not only as a matter of theoretical research but also as a practical matter, assessed in commercial, political and maritime terms. Readership: All those interested in the NSR, whether as a business opportunity or an object of research or environmental concern.
  • 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

    By Jonathan Franklin

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501116292
    • Publisher: Atria Books
    • Published: November 2015
    Based on interviews with the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history and interviews with his colleagues, an epic tale of survival chronicles Salvador Alvarenga's 14 months at sea during which he imagined a method of survival that kept his body and mind intact until he was rescued. Illustrations. Map(s).
  • AMERICA'S LOST TREASURE : A Pictorial Chronicle of The Sinking and Recovery of The United Staees Mail Steamship Central America The Ship of Gold

    By Tommy Thompson

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780871137326
    • Publisher: ATLANTIC MONTHLY
    • Published: December 1998
    Photo-essay on the recovery of the ship 'Central America.'
  • THE AMERICAN LINE, 1871 - 1902

    By William Henry Flayhart

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393047103
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2001
    A history of the little-known early days of the American Steamship Company chronicles the development of the first post-Civil War American transatlantic line, showing that America could compete with Europe in providing ocean travel.
  • Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy

    By Andrew Gibson

    Our Price: $32.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781570034275
    • Published: January 2001
  • Achille Lauro Hijacking: Lessons In the Politics and Prejudice of Terrorism

    By Michael K. Bohn

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781574887792
    • Publisher: BRASSEY'S, INC.
    • Published: September 2004
    As the director of the White House Situation Room during Ronald Reagan's second term, Michael K. Bohn spent days and nights monitoring terrorist incidents. With this book, he follows two families--the Odehs and the Klinghoffers--as they search for justice.
  • Admiral Arleigh (31-Knot) Burke: The Story of a Fighting Sailor

    By Ken Jones

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781557500182
    • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
    • Published: 2001
  • Admiral Arleigh Burke

    By E.B. Potter

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394584249
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 1990
    A biography by the author of Nimitz and Bull Halsey.