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A Nice Quiet Life by Alfred H Burlinson
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Rob Chicken. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.
What Most People Don't Know About Titanic by William R. Hicks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
An intriguing delve into the questionable circumstances around and behind the greatest maiden voyage of all time. Join the author as he explores the evidence and asks us to "follow the money!"
A Makeover of Massive Military Cargo Ship at Dry Dock No 3 by Helen Wright
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
On the East and Gulf Coasts, Dry Dock No. 3 at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard is one of half a dozen repair yards that are spacious enough to accommodate RORO cargo ships that are longer than 750 feet. The Obregon is 821 feet long and there is no other place better than Dry Dock No. 3.
Cape Town's Visible Shipwrecks: A Guide for Explorers by Clare Lindeque
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Explore Cape Town's maritime history with this illustrated mini guide to the visible shipwrecks along the coast of the Cape Peninsula. Discover where the visible shipwrecks along the Cape Peninsula coastline are, how to reach them, and their history. Craft an itinerary of historical substance and outdoor experiences as you delve into the links that Cape Town has to the historical ocean economy.
The Last Boomer Rides On by Sandifeet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015 by Richard Whitehouse. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport(4.00 from 1 review)
A book without war or violence, written by an older fun loving lady. An adventure on 2 continents and oceans with some sex when the wrinkles of age are forgotten. A lesson in how to have fun, enjoy life seeing the world on some very different forms of transport including a passage on a container ship that passes through the Panama Canal. Some naughty words and lots of photos are included.
Life on the Water: Logbooks and Journals by Barry Pomeroy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
A brief account of living in the Cook Islands, South Pacific (1991) and logbooks of the three summers I spent on the Whimsey, a wooden sailboat I built in 2003 and sailed around the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. As well, in 2004, I canoed the St John River in New Brunswick. Come learn along with me as I discovered, by times slowly and always with delight, what a life on the water entailed.
Inexpensive Subs: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon
You set the price! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
A cubic design to make submarines cheaper to build. Some thoughts on construction, safety and uses proposed. This is basically a cargo submarine but with aircraft carrier potential.
The Titanic Mystery - A Complete Account with Newspaper Clippings, Descriptions, Photos by Sophia Seeds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Mystery of the Titanic - A Complete Account With Photos, Newspaper Clippings, & Description. Titanic 100 years: April 15, 1912 to April 15, 2012 NOTE: Edition 2.0 had enlarged all photos and newspaper clippings to make the book more friendly for everyone! Also tables adjusted so that you can see them clearly now! Thank you!
Refits, More Ways to Make Your Boat Better. by John Champion
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Six chapters including marine refrigeration, hard stand haul out, refitting in Thailand, engine vibration problems, accessing components on board and mistakes made by builders we have to live with. Non technical and easily understood with a few laughs to make this a fun and informative read.
How to Select and Buy a Cruising Boat at Home or Offshore. by John Champion
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: Australian English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
Outlines the selection and purchase of cruising sailing boats with particular detail on purchasing from the USA. Includes checklists for boat inspections, discussion on vessel types, tax, formalities and importation methods. A light hearted but factual read as amusing as it is informative.
Life on a Coastal Tug by Donald Brands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Pleasure boaters will frequently see tugs and ships, but were they anything other than a moving blip on the seascape to the observer? I have worked on coastal tugs for over thirty years and I can tell you that it's not just a skill and a job, but an entire way of life. This book gives an idea as to what daily life is like on a commercial, sea going tugboat.
Tussen containers en tijdzones by Maria Staal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: Dutch. Published: November 13, 2011 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
'Tussen containers en tijdzones' is het verhaal van het leven aan boord van een vrachtschip waar het avontuur nooit ver weg is. In dit onderhoudende reisverhaal kijkt de schrijver terug op haar avonturen op het containerschip Serenity River. Een ongewone reis in een wereld die meestal onzichtbaar blijft. Maar wat gebeurt er als er midden op de Atlantische Oceaan plotseling een orkaan opsteekt?
Bon Voyage! Cruisin' Along for the 1st Time by Marshall Towne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Our goal here is simple: To help introduce you to the cruising experience, from when you make the decision to take a cruise to choosing one, to booking it (and airfare if needed), and then making the most of your vacation while on it. We will provide you with enough SPECIFIC, proven money-saving tips in the booking process alone to save you at least fifty times the cost of this booklet.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains by Dennis Powers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
Titanic, A Search For Answers by Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.