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Ninety Percent of Everything

by Rose George

Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization

On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is...


Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques

by David House

The Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques is the latest work from the well-respected marine author, D J House. It contains all the information needed for command posts at sea.

· All aspects of shipboard...


International Maritime Transport Costs: Market Structures and Network Configurations

by Gordon Wilmsmeier

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...


Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean

by David Cordingly

From David Cordingly, one of the world’s foremost experts on pirate history, and author of the perennial favorite Under the Black Flag, comes the thrilling story of the man who fought the real pirates of the...


Sinking of the TITANIC

by Thomas H. Russell

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1912): “ … A graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest floating palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls. Giving exciting escapes from...


Voyages from the Past: A History of passengers at Sea

by Simon Wills

A social history of sea travel from the passengers' perspective, encompassing all walks of life and vessels departing from a variety of UK ports. Simon Wills tells the stories of ordinary people who travelled...


Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

by Sam Jefferson

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China,...


Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

by Dag Pike

Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:

- quickly assess a potential purchase for...


Surveying Yachts and Small Craft

by Paul Stevens

This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook...


Reeds Vol 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistance

by Jonathan Ridley & Christopher Patterson

This indispensible guide to ship stability covers topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability, water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics....


Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics: Governance in Port Regionalisation and Hinterland Integration

by Jason Monios

This book provides an overview of intermodal transport and logistics including the policy background, emerging industry trends and academic approaches. Establishing the three key features of intermodal transport...


Oakville's Flower: The History of the HMCS Oakville

by Sean E. Livingston

A detailed look at a Canadian World War II corvette HMCS Oakville and its legacy. Corvettes, humble heroes of the war in the Atlantic, played a pivotal role for the Royal Canadian Navy. Both at sea and to the...


Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs

by Harry Barrett & Clarence F. Coons

In 1889, John West and James Peachey unveiled their new invention, a steam warping tug that would revolutionize the Canadian pine-logging industry. These tugs became known as northern alligators and helped loggers...


Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

by Thor Heyerdahl & Steven Callahan

“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life

“Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.”...


Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed off the Coast of Vietnam

by Frank Pope

Frank Pope pulls back the curtain on the intensely competitive underworld of shipwrecks in this thrilling story of treasure hunting gone wrong. When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound—dubbed the "Indiana Jones...


I Cover the Waterfront: Stories from the San Diego Shore

by Max Miller

“Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression.”—The New York Times

Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter...


Port-City Interplays in China

by James Jixian Wang

Based on the author's own research and investigations into more than 25 port cities in China over the past 18 years, this book provides vivid stories about China and challenges existing theories on port development....


Koombana Days

by Annie Boyd

The elegant, ultra-modern SS Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909; after only three years of service in the North West of Australia, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer...


In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

by Hampton Sides

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped...


Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary: Originally Published as ¿From Keel to Truck¿

by Captain Heinrich Paasch

Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with...