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ALMA DOEPEL The History of An Australian Schooner 1903-1975

By McDonell Captain Ralph

R. McDonell Australia Signed by Ships captain and dated 1990. Book is in very good condition with plastic sleeve for protection. The "Alma Doepel" was built of timber from the forests of the Bellinger Valley in northern NSW, the design being sketched by Frederick Doepel on his kitchen table. The ship had a long history of trading in the waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea as well as seeing the war out with the Australian Army. Rescued as a floating hulk in 1976 the Alma Doepel was restored to full seaworthiness and is used as a training vessel for Australia. Book includes many b/w photographs of historical interest and includes a list of crew, Army Service, Other ships mentioned in the book and an Index. Book is signed by Captain Michael R. Wood master of Alma Doepel and dated 1990.. Signed by Ships Captain. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 26cm.

$59.22

Deadliest Sea The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History

By Thompson, Kaylee

William Morrow & Company Soon after 2:00 A.M. on Easter morning, March 23, 2008, the fishing trawler "Alaska Ranger" began taking on water in the middle of the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a remote Coast Guard station more than eight hundred miles away, the men on the ship's icy deck scrambled to inflate life rafts and activate the beacon lights, which would guide rescuers to them in the water. By 4:30 A.M., the wheelhouse of the "Ranger" was just barely visible above the sea's surface, and most of the forty-seven crew members were in the water, wearing the red survival suits--a number of them torn or inadequately sized--that were supposed to keep them from freezing to death. Every minute in the twenty-foot swells was a fight for survival. Many knew that if they weren't rescued soon, they would drown or freeze to death. 309 perfect pp. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 23.5cm.

$20.90

Dorothy Elizabeth : Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner

By Duncan, Roger F

NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 200. From the dust jacket: "This is the story of Dorothy Elizabeth, a 28-foot schooner. Particularly, it is the story of why to build a traditional wooden sailing vessel that relies on age-old methods and materials, yet also embraces newfangled technologies. But mostly it is the story of the people--the score of craftsmen and craftswomen, friends, and family--who give their skill, advice, support, and time to turn Dorothy Elizabeth from an idea into a graceful, seaworthy reality. You will meet Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine, one of the world's great designers and builders of traditional wooden boats, and a disarmingly plainspoken master craftsmen in the maritime Maine tradition. You will meet Mary Chandler Duncan, a poet and the author's wife, soul mate, and first mate. You will meet Nat Wilson, sail maker, who took time out from building topsails for the USS Constitution to build sails for Dorothy Elizabeth. You will meet Frank Luke, neighbor, boatyard owner, all-around helper, and the man who launched Dorothy Elizabeth. And you will meet many other singular people up and down the coast from Portland, Maine, to Lunnenberg, Nova Scotia and beyond, drawn together by the building of a boat. 240 pages, slight mark on dj. Hardcover. Excellent/Good. 22cm.

$15.33

Mischief Among the Penguins

By Tilman, HW

London: Grafton, 1988. 192 clean, white tightly bound pages. Book is in "read once" condition and is Tilman's account of his daring adventure - a small boat, 5 crew who sailed from Lymington for the Crozet Isles in the Southern Ocean.. Papeback. Excellent/None Issued. 21.5cm.

$24.38

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION

By Erickson Ralph D

U.S.A.: Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 1979. Ideal for the novice diver with chapters on navigating without a compass, learning how to navigate with a compass, swimming with a compass, charts and magnetic influences on the compass, practical navigation, winds, clouds, waves and currents, computing swimming speed and air consumption, easy and simple search and recovery and charts.. Card Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.15

THE MYSTERY OF THE SANTA CRUZ

By Downie James M.

London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1951. A nice first edition of this interesting book. Includes colour frontis and map.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 20cm.

$13.93

WILD ICE Antarctic Journeys

By Naveen Ron et al

Bay Books, Sydney, 1990. Lavishly illustrated with colour photo plates supporting the informative text. Very good condition. 1st Australian Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.90

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES: PRESENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF TIDES AND WATER LEVEL RECORDS FOR GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS

By Dohler G.C. And Ku L.F

The National Research Council of Canada, 1970. Good condition.. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.36

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: OCEANS AND ATMOSPHERES

The American Geophysical Union, 1972. Good condition. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 77, No. 36, December 1972.. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.36

THE TIDES AND KINDRED PHENOMENA IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

By Harwin George Howard

W.H. Freeman, 1962. Good condition. An extensive guide to tides, with large chapters on related phenomena- oceanic tides, vibrations, ebb and flow, history of tidal theory, deflection of the vertical, elastic distortion and more.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.99

WAVES

By Laver E.J

Oxford University Press, 1959. Very Good condition. A companion volume for works on electricity and electrons.. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.42

WATER WAVES

By Barber N.F

Wykeham Publications (london) Ltd., 1969. Very Good/Good condition.. Paperback. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$8.36

TECHNICAL REPORT 19: HEIGHTING BY VERTICAL ANGLES TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS 1973

By Cook D.P And Steed J.B.

Department of Minerals and Energy, Australia, 1974. Very Good/Good condition. "Heighting by Vertical Angles Torres Strait Islands 1973", prepared by the Division of Mapping, Department of Minerals and Energy, Australia.. Spiral Bound. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.42

SEA LEVEL IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN: A CATALOGUE OF MEASUREMENTS

By Lutjeharms, J.R.E.

Physical Oceanography Division, 1980. Good condition. Contains a catalogue of measurements in the Southern Ocean concerning sea level. . Soft Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.33

A SHIP IS DYING

By Callison Brian

Collins, London, 1976. Unclipped dust jacket, nice first edition. Name stamp in front. clean pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.54

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS

By Friedlander Susan

North Holland Publishing, 1980. Very Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmarked boards. Clean compressed page edge. Clean diagrams and workings. No.41 in the North-Holland Mathematics Studies series. "This work is based on a series of lectures given to graduate students...It is intended to provide a framework for such a course given primarily to graduate students in applied mathematics, as well as to be a useful supplementary text for students of oceanography, meteorology, and engineering".. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$132.37

MANUAL OF TIDAL PREDICTIONS

By Not STATED

UK: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., 1940. Comprehensive Text for Tidal Predictions including chapters covering "Choosing the Tide", Worked Examples, Methods, Glossary and many diagrams and tables.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Reading Copy. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$48.77

TIDAL COMPUTATIONS IN RIVERS AND COASTAL WATERS

By DRONKERS J.J.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York: North-Holland Publishing Co. Amsterday, 1964. A comprehensive book covering both the mathematical and physical fundamentals of the Theory of tides, but also its application to technical problems in tidal waters.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good in Protective Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$174.18

SEA LEVEL CHANGES

By Lisitzin Eugenie

Elsevier Publishing Company, 1974. Very Good condition. No inscription. Clean and unmarked boards, very slightly worn on edges. Clean compressed page edge. Unclipped dustjacket is a little worn on edges, no chips. Includes tables and diagrams.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$41.80