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Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
Batavia's Graveyard
The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
Paperback      ISBN: 0609807161
Examines the story of the Batavia, a seventeenth-century Dutch East India Company treasure ship, which was shipwrecked during a mutiny led by Jeronimus Corneliszoon, an event that led to the slaughter of more than one hundred innocent survivors.
The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870210777
This complete reference includes many photographs previously unavailable to the general public, nearly 200 line drawings, foldout inboard and outboard profiles, deck plans, and standing and running rigging plans.

The History of the Ship: The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
The History of the Ship
The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558216812
Chronicles the evolution of nautical vessels, explores influential technological, political, and economic developments, and relates the stories of the men who conquered the seas
A Night To Remember
A Night To Remember
Paperback      ISBN: 0805077642
Presents an absorbing, minute-by-minute account of the demise of the "unsinkable" Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed a French "sidewalk cafe" and a grand staircase, among other extravagances, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty
The Bounty
The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty
Paperback      ISBN: 0142004693
An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents. Reprint.
100 Historic Ships in Full Color
100 Historic Ships in Full Color
Paperback      ISBN: 0486420671
This collection of magnificent original full-color paintings accurately depicts 100 amazing ships — from the royal barge of the Egyptian pharaoh Cheops (2657 B.C.) and the Viking ships that visited North America around A.D. 1001 to Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria (1492), and the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seawolf. 100 illustrations in full color.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592573231
Offers tips on choosing a boat, describes the parts of a boat and how they operate, explains marine navigation, and covers maintenance and safety issues.
Men at Sea: Magnum Photos
Men at Sea
Magnum Photos
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810911981
Collects evocative black-and-white photographs depicting the sea-faring lives of commercial fisherman as taken between 1984 and 1998, in a tribute to the fisherman's daily struggle on the last open-decked trawlers of the high seas.
Modern Marine Engineer's Manual: Everett C. Hunt, Editor-In-Chief ; Contributing Editors, Gus Bourneuf, Jr. ... Et Al
Modern Marine Engineer's Manual
Everett C. Hunt, Editor-In-Chief ; Contributing Editors, Gus Bourneuf, Jr. ... Et Al
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0870335375
The other marine engineering textbook, Marine Engineering , focuses on design, whereas this two-volume text is for students and engineers engaged in ship operations, ship maintenance and repair, and shipbuilding. The first edition was published in 1943, but the second, 50 years later, was entirely new to reflect the very different technology, and the third edition is revised from that. The two volumes are indexed separately. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars And Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships
The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939
The Particulars And Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591149592
At the outbreak of war in 1939 the 6,000-plus merchant ships spread across the world's oceans became pawns in the global conflict that permeated the operations of every shipping line on every continent. This heavily illustrated book presents the details of those ships and describes the fate of those lost between 1939 and 1945. Divided first by country and then by shipping company, the book includes the ships of such great companies as Blue Star Line, Hamburg America, and American President Lines. Details of the builders, dimensions, funnel markings, propulsion, routes, passengers, and cargoes are all given in easy-to-read tables. Some 350 photographs illustrate a representative selection of the ships. The second part of the book gives the details of the losses of around 3,000 of these vessels. For merchant ship enthusiasts as well as World War II historians this is a useful reference tool. Many will see it as a magnificent encyclopedia of merchant shipping and a wonderfully nostalgic view of the golden age of shipping as well as an eloquent reminder of the horrors and waste of war.