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Nautical

Covering the whole scope of maritime history, Ship looks at every aspect of the story of water-going craft and those who have sailed in them. From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians to the most technologically advanced battleships and cruiseliners, this is the ultimate guide to every aspect of the ship.

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From the eye of a world-class sailor through the lens of a world-class photographer, this grand-scale book takes the reader on a voyage around the world, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of sailing. As a professional sailor, Onne van der Wal has skippered boats of many kinds, raced yachts in every climate, and cros... read more

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New Zealand has a remarkable maritime history and many of us have a close relationship with the sea that surrounds us. No sooner had the first European settlers arrived in Auckland than they held a regatta to celebrate, and the first pure racing/pleasure yachts were built from the 1880s onwards, by the famous houses of Logan ... read more

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Author:Richard Woodman
Series:Shire Library

At one time British ships carried half of the world's trade, transporting every conceivable freight from and to all four corners of the globe - and in times of crisis its tremendous merchant fleet has also offered military assistance. In fact, the merchant convoys and armed cruisers that defied the German blockades to supply ... read more

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Nautical > Nautical - Boatbuilding

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New Zealand, a country ‘rinsed by the sea’, has a shipping story to tell as long and convoluted as its coastline. Thoroughly researched, with an eye for a good yarn but also with an acute sense of the shifting social and political changes over the years, McLauchlan tells an informative and engaging tale. Divided i... read more

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Nautical > Nautical - Coffee Table

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Nautical > Nautical - Professional

Books for the professional seafarer

Covering the syllabus in mathematics for the Marine Engineer Officer Certificates of Competency in the Merchant Navy, each chapter of this book has fully worked examples woven into the text. Test examples are set at the end of each chapter, and some typical exam questions are included. The author has provided fully worked ste... read more

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Nautical > Nautical - Seamanship

These are the how-to books for everyone from novice to expert

A useful study guide and reference book to those rules and regulations which are applicable to all commercial and pleasure boats on New Zealand waters.

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This very well known learning aid for New Zealand conditions has been produced with the Boatmaster syllabus in view. The 84 cards each have a graphic on one side posing a seamanship question, with the answer on the other. The cards specifically cover lights and shapes, rules for avoiding collision, buoyage, chartwork and symb... read more

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This fully illustrated reference book charts the complete history of frigates, from their post-World War I function as escort vessels, their role as sloops and corvettes, and their subsequent transformation into post-World War II anti-submarine vessels. A country-by-country directory of over 70 classes describes the main cha... read more

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Nelson's "Mosquito Fleet" of little sailing vessels played an important role in the first century of European settlement, not only in Blind Bay but around the whole top half of the South Island and across Cook Strait. From the Deal boats that came from England with the First New Zealand Company ships to the Tasmanian ketches ... read more

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The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, rega... read more

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Tales from the singlehanded trans-Tasman yacht races by the author of Blue Water. The singlehanded trans-Tasman yacht race is a unique and special event. The first race was in 1970 and it is still the only singlehanded ocean race in the Southern Hemisphere and the second oldest singlehanded ocean race in the world. The next r... read more

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When Jake persuades his family to embark on a sailing-camping holiday on a small Tasmanian island, he is mostly interested in pirate fantasies and his home-built sailing dinghy. But he does not plan on events which are to leave him isolated with his brother and sister, and a couple of Kiwi kids. Ultimately, after being forc... read more

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This book examines those ships and shipping companies that transported migrants to Australia and New Zealand from 1900 to 1939, the outbreak of World War II. It examines where they were built, by whom, their tonnage, dimensions, service speed and propulsion, when and where they were launched and the history of their migrant-c... read more

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Disaster strikes. A ship goes down, a plane crashes, a party of travellers is cut off. But when the panic and confusion subside and the dead are counted, the survivors must find a way to keep surviving. And in desperation, unconstrained by law or conventional authority, the tactics they resort to can be both horrifying and ul... read more

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In the heady climate of the nineteenth century goldrushes, "going to see the elephant" was a saying that described an exciting, often dangerous, and usually profitless adventure-something to tell one's grandchildren about. In the spirit of the bestselling Island of the Lost, the story is told of the crew of the Connecticut sc... read more

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Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak acciden... read more

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After nearly half a century of adventures in small boats on big oceans, sailing legends Lin and Larry Pardey have hung up their sea boots and retired to Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf. You would think that this would provide Lin time to sit down and write the tell-all biography of 5 decades worth of exploits, both on sea ... read more

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Planted in the sea 1200 miles from the nearest significant landmass, New Zealand was always going to be a nation of sailors. As the era of immigrants arriving by boat was coming to a close, those already there had turned again to the sea for their recreation conducting the battles of peacetime on the water. First had been the... read more

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