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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...


Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

by Nigel Calder

The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever

If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave...


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...


Alligators of the North

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...


White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller

This book tells the story of one of Canada's warship Corvettes that served during the Second World War and brought its crew home every time. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and...


The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities

by Paul Vasey

A vivacious memoir of life along the Detroit River, from the prize-winning reporter, novelist, and CBC broadcaster Paul Vasey.


Mutiny on the Globe: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock

by Thomas Farel Heffernan

A bloody mutiny on a whaling journey, followed by an incredible tale of survival on land and sea. Samuel Comstock knew he was born to do some great thing, but his only legacy was a reign of terror. Two years...


The General Grant's Gold: Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean

by Madelene Fergusson Allen & Ken Scadden

The wreck in 1866 of the 'General Grant' in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The 'General Grant' was rumoured...


Salt in the A.I.R.

by Jenetta Russell

When ten women artists are brought together to paint the beautiful old vessels of the Sydney Heritage Fleet and create an exhibition, there are always going to be wonderful stories to tell as they take their...


The Lost Fleet

by Marc Songini

It's the mid-19th century and the American whaling fleet, the wonder and envy of the maritime nations of the world, is struck by one hammer blow after another. Yankee whalers are contending with icebergs,...


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...


Maritime Transportation: Safety Management and Risk Analysis

by Svein Kristiansen

Shipping and marine transportation is a highly regulated global industry. With heightened public awareness of the environmental and human cost of marine accidents, and tighter legislation from governments and...


Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy's Trans-Pacific Offensive, World War II

by Manley R. Irwin

This book argues that President Warren Harding and his secretary of navy, Edwin Denby exercised unusual foresight in preparing the navy for a war against Japan. This revised edition adds new evidence from original...


The Hovercraft: A History

by Ashley Hollebone

The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed in the Science Museum...


Marine Rudders and Control Surfaces: Principles, Data, Design and Applications

by Anthony F. Molland & Stephen R. Turnock

This book guides naval architects from the first principles of the physics of control surface operation, to the use of experimental and empirical data and applied computational fluid dynamic modelling of rudders...


The Colombo Bay

by Richard Pollak

In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanic

by Stuart Robertson

Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage?

Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg?

What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain?

How did a bottle...


Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor

by Paul Clancy

In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerizing tale of life and death. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep-water salvage, flesh-and-blood...


Lost Off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head

by Brian French

Trevose Head, the land mass jutting out into the Atlantic from North Cornwall's shore has been called the 'Lizard' of the North Coast. This inhospitable coast has seen many disasters over the centuries, from...