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Captain Kidd: The Hunt for the Truth

by Craig Cabell, Graham Thomas & Allan Richards

The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The legend that has grown up around Kidd's final voyage, his concealed...

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...

The Real Jim Hawkins: Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy

by Roland Pietsch

Generations of readers have enjoyed the adventures of Jim Hawkins, the young protagonist and narrator in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, but little is known of the real Jim Hawkins and the thousands...

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...

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....

Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

by Charles W. Johnson

The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles

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

by Jason Monios

While the operational realities of intermodal transport are relatively well known, the institutional challenges are less well understood. This book provides an overview of intermodal transport and logistics...

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...

Port-City Interplays in China

by James Jixian Wang

China has progressed dramatically since 1978 when the country started its economic reforms and opened up to the world economy. It took only three decades for China to develop from a closed, centrally planned...

Master Mariner: A Life Under Way

by Capt. Philip Rentell

The real-life story of a modern British sea captain, following his career that spans forty years on the world's oceans.

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...