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The Discovery of the Titanic
The Discovery of the Titanic
Paperback      ISBN: 0446389129
Highlights the first-hand account of the exploration of the Titanic shipwreck
Dictionary of Maritime & Transportaton Terms
Dictionary of Maritime & Transportaton Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0870335693
Dutton's Nautical Navigation
Dutton's Nautical Navigation
Hardcover      ISBN: 155750248x
Last revised in 1985, the long-lived seafarers' reference adds 21st century technology to traditional techniques to cover all phases of surface navigation. Originally written for midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, the current text is also intended for merchant mariners, recreational boaters, and navigational neophytes. Revising author Cutler (strategy and policy, Naval War College) takes a conversational tone and makes use of many examples, mnemonics, step-by-step explanations, and diagrams "to empower the reader in the use of such things as geodesy, spherical trigonometry, and hydrodynamics without becoming overly immersed in them." Oversize: 9x11.25. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.s. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.s. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Paperback      ISBN: 0142004839
Traces the 1838 discovery voyage that resulted in the western world's survey of 87,000 ocean miles, 280 Pacific islands, numerous zoological discoveries, and the finding of Antarctica, a journey that was marked by tragic deaths, the losses of two ships, and controversial court martials. Reprint.
Abandon Ship: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Abandon Ship
The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Hardcover      ISBN: 006018471x
A chronicle of the U.S.S. Indianapolis is updated with newly uncovered data retracing the privations suffered by survivors of this World War II vessel in the aftermath of a Japanese torpedo attack.
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
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.
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the Uss Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
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.
Upper Mississippi River History: Fact-Fiction-Legend
Upper Mississippi River History
Fact-Fiction-Legend
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0964093723
The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
The Ice Master
The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
Paperback      ISBN: 0786884460
A true story of survival in the Arctic follows the twelve-month battle against the elements waged by the stranded crew of the Karluk.