Nautical History and Literature
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
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.
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
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
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.