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Flags at Sea

Flags at Sea

$25.95

A popular history of the flags flown at sea in the age of sail. A very clear narrative unravels the myths and misunderstandings about what flags were flown, where and when. A must addition to any nautical library, and, a great gift! Hardcover. 130pg. Index


Handbook of Marine Surveying DISCOUNTED!

Handbook of Marine Surveying DISCOUNTED!

$31.99

This is a textbook for students of marine surveying, boating professionals and technically- minded boat owners. The book is structured into sections for easy reading. Essential information is provided in the first primer section where subjects range from composite materials to failure mechanisms. Then follows a survey checklist which is fully annotated to provide practical techniques and hints for conducting a survey. Design guides provide a concise collection of practical, theoretical and regulatory information. The Primer Section includes the mechanical behavior of materials, failure analysis, stress concentration, fatigue and fracture, corrosion, polymer chemistry and characteristics of common plastics, metal and the comparison and characteristics of alloys and composite materials and their properties. The Design Guides Section covers hulls, keels, stability, ventilation, engine cooling systems, engine exhaust systems, fuel systems, lubrication systems, noise and vibration, propellers, electrical systems, fasteners and basic reference data. A must-have book for those interested in getting into the field of marine surveying. Hardcover. 144pg. 24 b/w photos.


Mariner's Book of Days

Mariner's Book of Days

$12.95

Entertaining, informative and fully illustrated, Spectre's landmark work is an ever-growing annual encyclopedia of maritime fact, fiction, and folklore. Widely considered the finest nautical desk diary and calendar ever printed, it will take you on a 365 day voyage through history. Each edition is completely different, and all have gone on to be collectors items. Sprialbound. 112pg.


National Geographic Atlas of the Oceans

National Geographic Atlas of the Oceans

$50.00

Highlighted by more than 150 detailed maps, dramatic photographs, and state-of-the-art satellite images, Atlas of the Oceans is an authoritative, wide-ranging survey that encompasses maritime biology and cartography, ancient sailors and underwater archaeologists, plate tectonics and plankton. Sidebars by experts explore currents, climates, weather systems, and other key aspects of our planet's most important---yet least understood---world. Hardcover. 192pg.


Origins of Sea Terms

Origins of Sea Terms

$20.00

This well thought out book contains over 1,249 entries pertaining to shipboard life, hulls, rigging, shiphandling, sea and weather conditions, naval and technical terms. Emphasis is on word roots and original usage. Hardcover. 215pg.


Oxford Companion to Ships & the Sea

Oxford Companion to Ships & the Sea

$29.95

Everything nautical under one cover. This companion includes biographies of famous seamen, descriptions of famous and not-so-famous naval battles, stories of great ships and great races, entries on seafaring literature, surveys of marine designers and engineers, language and lore, principles of shipbuilding, navigation and a whole lot more. Truly exhaustive. Many photos and drawings. Softcover. 978pg. Indexed


Sparkman & Stephens

Sparkman & Stephens

$59.95

A truly magnificent work celebrating and illuminating the work of Sparkman & Stephens designs. The book is packed full of big, beautiful images providing a lavish tribute to the wide range of work from this design firm. Hardcover. Slipcased. Large format 11 X 14. 160pg. Indexed.


The Secret Life of Lobsters

The Secret Life of Lobsters

$13.95

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. Outstanding Reviews from: The Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Boston Herald, Kirkus Reviews, Time Out, and Down East. Softcover. 305pg.