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.
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
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
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
THIS BOOK tells the story of the trans-Tasman shipping service from the days of the earliest steam ship service to the liner Wanganella's last voyage to New Zealand in 1963. The only Australian company to maintain a service across the Tasman Sea was Huddart Parker, who survived numerous attempts by the Union Steam Ship Compa... read more
'There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea,' wrote Joseph Conrad. There is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings in... read more
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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
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.
This is the essential reference and educational guide for ALL New Zealanders who go to sea in ALL types of boats or watercraft. Author Mike Scanlan is a Master Mariner.
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
A handy waterproof quick reference guide to 15 fishing knots.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A modern biography of the great mariner and adventurer, William Bligh.
The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in th... read more