By R N Bray
For this moment variation of the hugely profitable Dredging: A guide for Engineers, Nick Bray and his co-authors have absolutely up to date and multiplied the booklet which covers all facets of contemporary dredging together with working equipment, outputs, expenditures, contracts and the effect at the setting. making plans and imposing dredging initiatives, together with pre-contract works, can be good lined. The booklet is generously illustrated with line drawings, photos and tables, and an invaluable bibliography seems to be on the finish of every bankruptcy. This definitive guide will end up worthy to engineers and executives alike, either as an preliminary creation to this specialized subject and as a reference for years to come.
- New version covers technical and legislative developments
- More kinds of dredger are included
By James P. Delgado
In 1848, greater than 1000 ships set sail for San Francisco, choked with keen fortune hunters. James P. Delgado offers a complete exam of the Gold Rush from the point of view of the mariners to illustrate that maritime job is a pervasive thread within the event's background.
By Brian Lavery
An enthralling story spanning 5,000 years of the oceans' background, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the tales of the amazing people who sailed seas, for alternate, to overcome new lands, to discover the unknown.
From the early Polynesians to the 1st circumnavigations through the Portuguese and the British, those are awe-inspiring stories of epic sea voyages related to nice feats of seamanship, navigation, persistence, and ingenuity. discover the lives and maritime adventures, many with first-person narratives of land seekers and globe charters comparable to Christopher Columbus, Captain James cook dinner, and Vitus Bering.
By Richard Goldstein
"A stupendous feat of reportage." -Ron Powers, cowriter of Flags of Our FathersPraise for determined Hours"Goldstein's publication is jam-packed with element. . . . This description of the Doria's sinking is mainly moving."-The big apple Times"A stupendous feat of reportage. Goldstein has almost placed us into lifeboats and despatched us hurtling into the North Atlantic at the evening of July 25, 1956."-Ron Powers, cowriter, Flags of Our Fathers, and writer of risky Water and Tom and Huck do not dwell the following AnymoreOn a unprecedented summer's evening in 1956, in a fog off Nantucket, the world-renowned ocean liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish liner Stockholm and, 11 hours later, tragically sank. yet in that short time the Doria grew to become, after the sizeable, the main storied vessel of the century, as approximately 1,700 humans have been stored in an unforgettable rescue punctuated by means of numerous acts of heroism amid confusion, terror, or even cowardice.In the culture of Walter Lord's an evening to recollect, determined Hours re-creates the ill-fated voyage, from the passengers' parting waves at Genoa, to their final night highball within the Doria's lavish front room, to the unimaginable attention that disaster was once approaching. Richard Goldstein attracts from dozens of interviews, court docket files, memoirs, and reviews that relate never-before-told tales. He additionally provides technical findings that make clear the blame for the catastrophe. the result's a definitive heritage of a fateful day, a mythical liner, and a perilous shipwreck now thought of through scuba divers to be the Mount Everest of the deep.
By John A. Love
This is the tale of lightkeepers’ contributions to the ordinary historical past of lighthouses at the side of the background and upkeep of the manned navigation beacons. when you consider that keepers have been first engaged to take care of lighthouses round the British coast they've got encountered natural world, and from time to time built a prepared curiosity and services at the topic. in the direction of the tip of the nineteenth century keepers have been inspired to publish annual returns of fowl events allowing reviews on fowl migration and several other authoritative books to be compiled. consequently, ornithologists started to realize what percentage lighthouses have been well-placed to set up chicken observatories. even if, lightkeepers additionally well-known that during definite climatic conditions and through migration occasions, flocks of birds have been interested in the beam, leading to many fatalities. whereas the matter is now greater understood and significantly lowered, the automation of all British lighthouses has led to there now not being lighthouse keepers to watch the placement and record poultry, sea mammal, insect and bat pursuits.
The ordinary historical past of Lighthouses highlights the contribution made through lighthouse keepers during the last century or to the examine of usual heritage, and ornithology specifically. a lot of this is often mentioned within the phrases of the keepers themselves, set within the context of lighthouse heritage. Scotland has an extremely wealthy lighthouse culture, regularly as a result of a dynasty of Stevenson engineers overlaying over a century, all of whom additionally had a profound realizing of climate and geology—and certainly traditional history—so vital within the putting in their lighthouses.
By Pierre Viaud, Robin F. A. Fabel, Jean Gaspard Dubois-Fontanelle
By Horatio Clare
For millennia, the seaways have carried our items, cultures and concepts, the terrors of battle and the bounties of peace - and so they have by no means been busier than they're at the present time. yet even though our normality relies on delivery, it's a global which passes principally unconsidered, unseen and unrecorded. Out of sight, in each lonely nook of each sea, via each evening, each day, and each that you can think of climate, tiny crews of seafarers paintings the enormous ships which preserve landed existence afloat. those traditional males (and they're as a rule males) dwell impressive lives, topic to pressures we all know - households, relationships, desires and fears - and to risks and problems we will purely think, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in detrimental, if now not hellish, environments.
Horatio Clare joins box ships, vacationing within the corporation in their crews and captains. jointly they adventure unforgettable trips: the 1st, from East to West (Felixstowe to l. a., through Suez) is wealthy with Mediterranean historical past, torn with hurricane nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second one northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and is going to frozen areas of the North Atlantic, in deep iciness, the place the ocean itself turns out haunted.
In Clare's bright prose a contemporary does conflict with implacable forces, because the ships move seas of background and incident, whereas seafarers spread the tales in their lives, telling their stories and yarns. a stunning and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human topics, and a desirable learn of massive company afloat, all the way down to the ocean in Ships is a relocating tribute to those that stay and paintings at the nice waters, faraway from land.
'Magnificent' Robert Macfarlane
'Tremendous' The Times
Winner of the Stanford Dolman go back and forth ebook of the Year
By Simon J Hall
Set within the mid-1970s throughout the final years of the golden age of British transport, this is often the author's account of the 5 years in which he labored as a junior officer within the a long way East and South Pacific.