Nautical History and Literature
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Hardcover ISBN: 067003231x
Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors.
In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Paperback ISBN: 0141001828
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
Under the Black Flag
The Romance And the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Paperback ISBN: 081297722x
A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the myths about the era.
In Harm's Way
The Sinking of the Uss Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Paperback ISBN: 0312983379
Chronicles the worst disaster in U.S. naval history, describing heroism in the face of persistant shark attacks and hypothermia after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the South Pacific in the final days of World War II.
Introduction to Naval Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 0870213180
The book covers such topics as ship geometry, properties of shipbuilding materials, stability, submarine hydrostatics, propellers and propulsion systems, and maneuverability. Appendices include conversion tables, lists of fresh- and saltwater properties, and numerical integration techniques.
Getting Started in Powerboating
Paperback ISBN: 0071448993
Get the most from your new powerboat from day one! There’s nothing like the thrill of skimming over the waves at the helm of a fast powerboat. And the thrill is even greater when you’re driving the boat that’s right for you and handling it with skill and confidence. This third edition of Getting Started in Powerboating gives you all the information you need to select the boat of your dreams, maneuver it like a master, and understand the rules and conventions of powerboating. Thoroughly updated with new developments and technologies, this new edition of the bestselling guide in its field covers all powerboats—big and small; single-engine, twin-engine, outboard, and sterndrive; trailerable and nontrailerable. You’ll discover the difference between a planing hull and a displacement hull, learn to compensate for the effects of wind and current, and master high-speed techniques. Plus this third edition features new photographs that illustrate key techniques and maneuvering sequences, including turning, backing, docking, and more. Must-have information includes: - The latest on four-stroke outboards - Jack plates, jet drives, and bow thrusters - Piloting and navigation basics - Anchors and anchoring techniques - An updated market survey of popular powerboats - State licensing requirements