|Author:||Ian Sturton (ed)|
Fully updated and presented in colour throughout, this Conway Classic is a comprehensive study of the world's capital ships from the emergence of Dreadnought in 1906 to the decommissioning of the last two of the US Iowa class - New Jersey and Winsconsin - scheduled for 2007/2008. For fifty years battleships represented the mi... read more
Packed with the author's exquisite and very detailed drawings of knots and knotting techniques, this book is a treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits, netting and decorative ropework, all explained clearly and simply to enable the layman to follow in the footsteps of the traditional seamen who have gone before him. T... read more
The ocean has been one of the wellsprings of the human imagination for almost as long as we have existed. Its immensity, its mystery and its restlessness speak to something deep within us, something fundamental to our natures. And from this source, great literature has been formed. Here bestselling novelist James Bradley has ... read more
An illustrated encyclopaedia of historic ship types from 1300 BC to AD 1900. The quick-reference layout guides the reader to the author's own illustration of each ship type, with a text briefly describing the name, type, rough date and purpose of each craft.
Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral ... read more
Man lives on land, but the seas of the world are crucial to his lot. Focusing on navies as instruments of power and analysing what they indicate about the nature of state systems and cultures all over the world, Black provides an overview of the most significant debates within the field. Organised into key historical periods ... read more
Annie and Peter Hill voyage on Badger, a Benford 34' Sailing Dory. An income of
|Awards:||Shortlisted for British Academy Book Prize 2005.|
The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. Based on the author's own research in half a dozen languages over nearly a decade, and synthesising a vast quant... read more
For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, "A Naval Miscellany" is an indispensible and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities and stories from our naval past. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories ... read more
Over a period of about forty years, world shipping has undergone huge changes. Up to the early 1960s it was dominated by vessels of well-established companies usually following regular routes at predictable intervals. The sixties, however, marked the start of the container 'revolution' and, with it, the redundancy of fleets o... read more
A collection of gripping stories-both ancient and modern-of thrilling adventures at sea Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience ... read more
|Series:||Hearts of Oak Trilogy|
Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought ... read more
Between these covers is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience, distilled into a concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and powerboaters. You'll find rules of thumb for hull thickness, bottom paint coverage, estimating distances, when to hoist and lower flags, predicting weather, which colors are un... read more
"Sailing on the Edge" is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the race that has inspired sports enthusiasts and nations alike for more than 150 years. This ultimate treasury of the America's Cup explores the sport's rich history, tracing its evolution to becoming the most riveting race on the water with the most coveted... read more
We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages. In Beyond the Blue Horizon, archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. From the moment when ancient ... read more
|Series:||Adlard Coles Classic Boat Series|
A modern approach to this key skill for boatbuilders. The second book in our Classic Boat series aimed at traditional boat lovers, builders and restorers. Lofting is an essential stage in the transition between designing and building a boat in order to turn the design plans into boat lines plans to measure off and build t... read more
Includes references to New Zealand and the Pacific.
The allure of the boathouse defies definition. To some they're a place to loaf about with friends on a summer's afternoon, to others they're secret bolt holes, the waterfront equivalent of a garden shed. Some people even store boats in them. Boathouses are found in co... read more
The ultimate engine builder's companion. This is a complete guide to building racing engines, focusing on tips and techniques that will help an engine builder build a motor for any application: drag racing, circle track, road racing or boats.