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Maritime & Naval History

MSP052
$75.00  
Hardcover, Roger C. Taylor, 644pages, 11 x 10, ISBN: 9780939511440
Volume II, L.Francis Herreshoff:The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972, covers the second half of his life and many of his most beautiful and influential designs. With 230 plans and 146 illustrations, this volume features the notable 1931 ocean racer Landfall, the supremely beautiful Tioga, the...
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MSP051
$65.00  
Hardcover, Roger Taylor, ISBN: 9780939511433
NEW Herresoff book.  Makes the perfect Christmas gift for any sailor on your list
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MPS096
$50.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Rowe, 224pages, 12.5 x 9 x 1, ISBN: 9781472903464
Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book—supported and endorsed by Sail Training International—is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world’s most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas,...
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ACB141
$35.00  
Hardcover, Barry Pickthall, 224pages, 10 x 1 x 7.9, ISBN: 9781472918857
The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most...
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HPC138
$32.95  
Hardcover, Dr. Barry Gough, ISBN: 9781550175738
From internationally recognized author and historian Barry Gough, here is another riveting history of exploration on the high seas. . The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine...
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SIM382
$29.99  
Hardcover, Steven Ujifusa, 448pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781476745978
“A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of   In the Heart of the Sea ). There was a...
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SKY145
$29.99  
Paperback, Philip Kaplan , 240pages, 8 x 10.5, ISBN: 9781634505536
See the secret and dangerous world of submarine life and warfare like never before. From the ingenious but impractical designs of seventeenth-century inventors through the nuclear-powered submarines of today, this heavily illustrated volume traces the history of the silent force and the elite...
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BMH419D
$29.95  
DVD
This is the chilling yet compelling saga of the evolution of submarine warfare. From its first practical application during WWI to its role as trump card deterrent of WWII, the submarine stands as an almost invulnerable arm of superpower strategy.
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FFB135
$29.95  
Hardcover, Ian Graham, 224pages, 6.8 x 0.9 x 9, ISBN: 9781770857193
Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History  is a beautiful guide to fifty water vessels that played a key role in world history and had a great impact on human civilization. The book presents the ships chronologically, beginning with Pharaoh Khufu's Solar Barge from about 2566 BCE. The...
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STL326
$29.95  
Hardcover, Malcolm & Alexander Swanston, 224pages, 8 x 10.5, ISBN: 9781782747093
A highly illustrated and accessible account of the development of air warfare, from the first skirmishes over the Western Front in World War I to today’s hi-tech netcentric aerial battlespace.   No single human invention has altered the nature of war more than the airplane. The  History of...
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WWN287
$25.95  
Hardcover, Theresa Levitt, ISBN: 9780393068795
How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives. . Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his view of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many...
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MSP012
$24.95  
Paperback, Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372364
Fascinating collection of true and apocryphal stories from the oral tradition of those living by and on the ocean. No other book like it.
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PAR216
$24.95  
Paper Chart, 38 x 26
NOAA’s  Office of Coast Survey  and  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries  created a commemorative nautical chart for the Battle of Midway’s 75 th  anniversary. This nautical chart was first published in 1943, and the commemorative chart includes the...
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NBN036
$24.95  
Paperback, Vic Verlinden & Stefan Panis, 144pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781849953252
Diving for Treasure  recounts the efforts over many years to dive wrecks that contained treasure in one form or another. The often prolonged and sometimes dangerous expeditions tell of dives to many ships that were wrecked while carrying tons of gold or other valuables. Many of the wrecks...
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MSP012
$24.95  
Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372364
Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships,...
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WIC002
$22.95  
Paperback, R. Sheret, 128pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 921107080
The story of the tugs and colorful crews that operate in Puget Sound and British Columbia. Chapters detail the boats and machinery, working with ships, logs and barges, salvage. Hundreds of photos, illuminating text, excellent diagrams.
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RAN329
$22.00  
Paperback, Lincoln Paine, 784pages, 9.6 x 7.1 x 1.9, ISBN: 9781101970355
A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s...
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ARC120
$21.99  
Paperback, Michael P. Rich, 128pages, 6.5 x 95, ISBN: 9781467132428
The San Diego Harbor Police Department has proudly provided more than 50 years of law enforcement. From its humble beginnings as a small security force formed after World War II to protect San Diego imports to the modern and sophisticated police force it is today, the San Diego Harbor Police...
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ARC137
$21.99  
Paperback, Laurie Schreiber, 160pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781467118682
Mount Desert Island possesses a rich and diverse history of boatbuilding. Chester Clement was the first of the “lobsteryacht” builders, and Bunker and Ellis elevated the concept. Henry Hinckley started on an old boat-repair wharf and built a world-class brand. Members of the Rich family produced...
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ARC017
$21.99  
Paperback, Chuck Fowler, 128pages, 6.5 x 0.3 x 9 inches, ISBN: 9780738548142
This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two...
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ARC162
$21.99  
Paperback, Gayle E. Alvarez & Dennis Woolford, 128pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780738570969
The Farragut Naval Training Station, located near Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, was only operational between 1942 and 1946, but during that time it was the largest city in Idaho, the largest business in Idaho, and the second-largest U.S. naval training station. Named for Civil War hero Adm. David G....
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INT164
$21.00  
Paperback, William Longyard, 363pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071440295
Looks back half a millennium to chronicle the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest of boats-rowboats, canoes, and tiny sailboats like Hugo Vihlen's 6 ft. April Fool. This is history, adventure and seafaring legend of the highest order.
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INT219
$21.00  
Paperback, Peter D. Jeans, 370pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 71486569
A wonderfully entertaining miscellany of maritime myths, superstitions, fable and even fact. Presented in a relaxed style displaying a passion for the classic and sometimes obscure nautical tales of pirates, mermaids, castaways and buccaneers.
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MSP004
$20.00  
Hardcover, John G. Rogers, 215pages, 5.75 x 8.75, ISBN: 9780913372319
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.
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