A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316090520
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 368
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In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.

The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition

Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous
Author: Julie Perry
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614487863
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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Welcome to the World of the Rich and Famous. . .Travel, Adventure, and Multi-Million-Dollar Yachts: Part how-to guide, part travelogue, The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous not only outlines the step-by-step process to getting a job on a luxury yacht, it also reveals what life is really like aboard these oceangoing toys of mankind’s most affluent. Packed with anecdotal stories from her time on the high seas, catering to some of the most demanding guests in the world, Julie Perry’s account of life “below deck” on a megaa-yacht is informative and humorous.

Cargo Liners

An Illustrated History
Author: Ambrose Greenway
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321295
Category: History
Page: 184
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For 100 years, between 1850 and 1950, the cargo liner grew to dominate the world’s trade routes, providing regular services that merchants, shippers and importers could rely on; they carried much of the world’s higher value manufactured goods and raw materials and their services spread to most corners of the world. They were the tool of the world’s first phase of globalization. This new book, evocatively illustrated with a magnificent collection of more than 300 photographs, begins with the establishment of routes around Europe and across the North Atlantic in the 1850s. Not until the Liverpool ship owner and engineer, Alfred Holt, developed high-pressure compound engines were coal-powered vessels able to steam further afield, to the Far East and Australia. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the cargo liner and only with the appearance of the first container ship in the 1950s was that dominance finally overthrown. With its informative introductory texts and abundant photographs, this book will appeal to ship enthusiasts around the world and to all those who mourn the passing of the golden age of the steamship.

A Man and His Ship

America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
Author: Steven Ujifusa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645090
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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A Harvard-educated historian and advisor to the S.S. United States Conservancy documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility. 50,000 first printing.

The Geography of Transport Systems


Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317210107
Category: Transportation
Page: 440
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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Pirate Alley

A Novel
Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250023319
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in Pirate Alley, an action-packed tale by New York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot. Once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to swoop in and slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke a massive American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.

Cruise Confidential

A Hit Below the Waterline (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Brian David Bruns
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145960329X
Category:
Page: 504
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In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not ''passengers''). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.

The Cruise Ship Phenomenon in North America


Author: Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press
ISBN: 9780870335297
Category: Science
Page: 366
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Even taking into account the extraordinarily prosperous economic climate of the late twentieth century, the number of people who now choose a cruise ship vacation is phenomenal. The number of passengers leaving from North American ports leaped from 330,000 in 1965 to nearly seven million at the turn of the century. This book gives the reader a sense of the scope of the cruise ship industry, tracing the backgrounds of various cruise lines and providing information about the time, money, and effort that go into the myriad details encountered between building plan and cruising itinerary. From shipbuilders to cruise operators and the peripheral businesses of airlines, hotels, and land-based transportation and tour companies, cruise ships have spawned a far-reaching network that affects millions of passengers and involves billions of dollars. As an added bonus, the wealth of information in a detailed appendix gives readers an instant history of the ships, including notes on specifications, builders, registry, and passenger capacity. According to maritime historian John Maxtone-Graham, The Cruise Ship Phenomenon in North America is not only a good and fascinating read, it is also an unrivaled work of reference...Brian Cudahy has rewarded passengers, cruise line personnel, and maritime historians alike with a splendidly evocative and unique benchmark.

Cruise Tourism

Current Situation and Trends
Author: Manuel Butler,World Tourism Organization
Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
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Over the past twenty years, worldwide demand for cruise tourism has posted some of the biggest gains within the tourism sector. The constant dynamism in cruise activity, As well as the increasing number of countries that include cruises, As a key product for their tourism development, has led to update and Expand The first edition of the UNWTO study of 2003. This new study discusses subjects like the current supply and demand for cruises, As well as its characteristics and trends. A new element includes the relationship between destinations and cruise lines, analysing key factors such as legislation, promotion And The economic impact of cruises through reference cases. it presents current trends in this industry in terms of innovation, safety and security, sustainability and identifies the major lines that will shape the sector.

Great Cruise Ships and Ocean Liners from 1954 to 1986

A Photographic Survey
Author: William H. Miller
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 116
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Fascinating pictorial record of the last of the great ocean liners and rise of luxurious cruise ships. Interior, exterior views of Song of Norway, Rotterdam, Oceanic, Liberte, Queen Elizabeth, QE2, Queen Mary and scores of others.

Warrior to Dreadnought

Warship Design and Development 1860-1905
Author: David K Brown
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1783830190
Category: History
Page: 224
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In the 50 years that separated Warrior from Dreadnought there occurred a revolution in warship design quite unparalleled in naval history; a period that began with the fully-rigged broadside ironclads and ended with the emergence of the great battleships and battlecruisers that were to fight in the First World War. The author explains how ninetheenth-century designers responded to developments in engine technology, armour protection and armament in their attempts to develop the best possible fighting ships. He details the development of more efficient engines that brought about the demise of the sailing warship, and the competition between armour and armament, with every increase in the power of guns stimulating the development of ever more sophisticated methods of protection. Importantly, he explains that the Victorian Royal Navy, far from being the reactionary body it is so often depicted as, was, in fact, at the forefront of technological change, for example in the employment of torpedoes and the development of countermeasures to them. Full accounts are given of the significant naval events and battles of the period, making the book a fine narrative history as well as a brilliant work of warship reference. D K BROWN was a distinguished naval architect who retired in 1988 as Deputy Chief Naval Architect of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He published widely on the subject of warship design and built a reputation as a clear and brilliant commentator on the development of the ships of the Royal Navy. He died in 2008.

Cruise Secrets Exposed


Author: Sharon Tyler
Publisher: Universal Information Corporation
ISBN: 9781881999348
Category: Travel
Page: 179
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Discusses types of cruise ship, what to know when choosing a cruise, expenses, discounts, and how to book a cruise, and surveys shipping lines and their vessels.

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security


Author: Joachim Krause,Sebastian Bruns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317555392
Category: History
Page: 398
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This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century. Featuring contributions from some of the world’s premier researchers and practitioners in the field of naval strategy and security, this handbook covers naval security issues in diverse regions of the world, from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the Arctic and the piracy-prone waters off East Africa’s coast. It outlines major policy challenges arising from competing claims, transnational organized crime and maritime terrorism, and details national and alliance reactions to these problems. While this volume provides detailed analyses on operational, judicial, and legislative consequences that contemporary maritime security threats pose, it also places a specific emphasis on naval strategy. With a public very much focused on the softer constabulary roles naval forces play (such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, naval diplomacy, maintenance of good order at sea), the overarching hard-power role of navies has been pushed into the background. In fact, navies and seapower have been notably absent from many recent academic discussions and deliberations of maritime security. This handbook provides a much-desired addition to the literature for researchers and analysts in the social sciences on the relationship between security policy and military means on, under, and from the sea. It comprehensively explains the state of naval security in this maritime century and the role of naval forces in it. This book will be of much interest to students of naval security and naval strategy, security studies and IR, as well as practitioners in the field.

Lost Treasure Ships of the Twentieth Century


Author: Nigel Pickford
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
ISBN: 9781862055476
Category: Shipwrecks
Page: 192
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Lost Treasure Ships of The Twentieth Century contains intriguing stories of lost treasure, dramatic sinkings, heroic feats of survival and technically sophisticated salvage. Some of the treasures have already been found and recovered but some are still awaiting discovery. This book will appeal to both the practical diving aficionado and the armchair dreamer, as well as the large number of enthusiasts who are interested in all aspects of maritime history, particularly relating to the two World Wars. The locations of about 170 lost treasure ships, such as the Titanic and the Laurentic, with their valuable cargoes are shown on detailed maps along with the major routes which were used for the movement of gold and treasure around the world. Nigel Pickford also explores the sophisticated salvage operations which make use of such technologically advanced equipment as computer controlled side scan sonar systems and deep sea grabs as well as featuring historic feats of diver centred salvage.

Green Eggs and Ham


Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780007355914
Category: Food
Page: 64
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Dr. Seuss's much-loved classic, Green Eggs and Ham, is now available for the first time in picture book format.