Archive for Items Categorized 'Maritime', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Tony Iveson & Brian Milton
The subtitle calls only the bomber “legendary” but not the battleship? A good and necessary book but a bit one-sided.
by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox
After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.
by Robert C. Stern
Battleship-building may have been forced to take a ten-year holiday in the 1920s but thinking and designing continued anyway, and the next generation of capital ship turned a new page. This excellent book describes the implications of treaties on technical developments.
by Norman Friedman
A highly analytical examination of an aspect of WW I that gets overlooked a lot: naval activities. In a way, trade, and therefore the sea, was both a root cause and then an ongoing strategic goal in the war.
by Claudio Cambon
A “meditation” in words and images on matters far greater than the scrapping of a ship with all its human and environmental hardship. It is enriching, articulate, has a point of view, and is beautifully photographed.
by Ian Johnston
Among the hundreds of ships built by this firm are some of the most famous vessels in maritime history, and this is now the third but surely not last book to dip into the many thousands of photos taken here over the centuries.
by Ian Johnston
“Clydebuilt” became an industry benchmark of quality and many of the yards on the Bonnie River Clyde became household names all over the world. This excellent book tells the story of four pivotal years in the history of one of the most famous shipyards.
by Simon Best
New Zealand, that most remote of British colonies. From whalers to Rolls-Royces to two airmen of Maori descent lying buried together on a hilltop in England, this book covers four generations.
by Glenn A. Knoblock
“All the tea in China”—that’s a main reason the world needed express ships favoring speed over cargo volume to cross the seas at a “good clip.” The narrow, yacht-like sailing ships and a cutthroat business full of human drama are covered here in engaging form.
Agnes Husslein-Arco (editor)
Take one look a the cover, consider the time—1880s—and you know there’s a story here. Why was it painted in this modern style, what is it even about, and why did Emperor Franz Josef buy it?
by Peter C. Smith
Where are they now, the ships that embodied Britain’s proud tradition as a great sea-faring nation? Are they national treasurers or scrap metal?
by Ian Johnston & Ian Buxton
The battleship as a case study for how it’s made. And why, and by whom. A good, important, useful big-picture book even if the actual pictures are too, too small.