By Lucy Blue,Frederick M. Hocker,Anton Englert
By D. Alan Stevenson
In use because the sunrise of recorded heritage for the assistance of ships at sea, lighthouses have lengthy been a resource of proposal and fascination. certainly, a lighthouse ranked one of the Seven Wonders of the traditional global. Lighthouse fanatics will welcome this new version of a vintage quantity — a very good, profusely illustrated survey of lighthouses from earliest instances to 1820. famous authority D. Alan Stevenson — a relative of Robert Louis Stevenson and member of a extended family of lighthouse engineers — drew upon documents from the relatives enterprise and outdated books now inaccessible to so much readers to write down this hugely readable, largely researched account.
Chronicling either the development of the towers in addition to the tools of illumination, the textual content lines advancements from the open fires of hundreds of thousands of years in the past. The creation of candles and oil lamps, through parabolic reflectors and the world's first revolving gentle in 1871, culminates within the 1819 building of Bell Rock Tower, the final of the good remoted lighthouses outfitted prior to steam vessels have been on hand to move construction fabrics. as well as a wealth of technical facts, the textual content is more suitable by means of greater than 2 hundred infrequent illustrations and designs. Depictions comprise such seamarks as a Venetian oil navigation gentle (c. 1400), the Pharos of Ostia (c. 1575), the Messina lighthouse (1674), the Dungeness lighthouse (c. 1690), and Australia's Macquarie lighthouse (1817).
Maritime historians, lighthouse fanatics, and an individual who has ever felt the romantic entice of those lonely sentinels by means of the ocean will prize this extraordinary work.
By Lt. Col. John R., Jr., USMC (Ret.) Yates,Thomas Yates
This publication additionally tells the tale of the Barracks Marines’ participation within the Seminole Wars, the motion in Samoa, the Boer Wars, the Philippine revolt, Panama, the Boxer uprising, the Mexican conflict, the Civil struggle, the Spanish American struggle and international battle I. This booklet finds a naval prison’s life at the shipyard for which the Marines have been liable for many years.
By Andrew Faltum
The e-book is seriously illustrated with over 100 illustrations and maps overlaying the Western Pacific, Vietnam, Mediterranean, center East, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean. front finish paper representation indicates the Saratoga as consultant of the Forrestal type with port and starboard profiles and an overhead view. The rear finish paper monitors comparable perspectives of the Constellation as a part of the Kitty Hawk class.
By A Sparks
By Mike Roussel
The booklet strains the historical past of the sea liner in the course of the Twenties and 30s, the ‘Golden Years’ of sea commute while Hollywood movie stars, jazz teams and large bands made the sea liners of the time so well-known, via WorldWar while a lot of those ocean liners have been requisitioned for struggle provider. It chronicles the post-war years whilst the ecu delivery traces transported warfare refugees to the United States and Canada and again to Europe with travelers and enterprise visitors, and the contest within the Fifties from the coming
of the jet airliner which spelt catastrophe for transatlantic liner passenger site visitors yet gave a few the chance to boost a cruise undefined. extra lately the publication explores the arriving of the mega-cruise send within the Nineteen Nineties and the rise within the other kinds of cruises to be had.
Illustrated with 250 images and illustrations, Southampton-Maritime urban information the tales and anecdotes advised via the crews and passengers who sailed within the 1950-60s and the stories of the recent ‘cruisers’ from the Nineteen Seventies onwards. additionally, the booklet stories the designs and advancements of the cruise ships being outfitted this day, in particular the Queen Mary 2, the one purpose-built ocean liner on the planet this present day.
Finally, the ebook appears on the 2010 cruising season within the Port of Southampton with the naming ceremonies of the P&O Azura and megastar Cruises’ big name Eclipse in April 2010 and the recent Cunard Queen Elizabeth in October 2010.
By Janette McCutcheon
By Timm Bechter
2nd version comprises extra epilogue by means of the writer in addition to an appendix protecting 4 of the associations of Newfoundland pointed out within the publication. Thjs version additionally adjustments the names of numerous of the most characters to their actual names.
By Annie Boyd
The based, today's SS Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909; after simply 3 years of carrier within the North West of Australia, the send and her complete supplement disappeared in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast in 1912. All 156 lives have been misplaced however the destroy used to be by no means came across. This completely researched and compelling ebook comes nearer than ever earlier than to fixing the secret of Australia’s most vital maritime catastrophe. writer Annie Boyd spent months camping out alongside the coast, diving and investigating wrecks, studying the Koombana, and assembly with descendants of these misplaced within the tragedy. This insightful account is the end result of her paintings, which incorporates a 20,000 web page on-line source with heritage fabric and first sources.
By Franziska Cammin
Diese Vorkommnisse werden in vorliegendem Werk praxisnah und eindrucksvoll geschildert. Es wird aufgezeigt, wie sehr die Entwicklung der DSR von den damaligen politischen Gegebenheiten abhängig conflict und welches wechselseitige Gefüge entstand. Im November 2014 erhielt die Autorin für ihre Arbeit den Stiftungspreis der Stiftung zur Förderung von Schifffahrts- und Marinegeschichte.
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