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: 1451645074
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility.

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.

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/

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 Woman in Cabin 10


Author: Ruth Ware
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501132946
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle, Oprah.com, PureWow, and USA TODAY From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong… With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

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.

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.

Giants of the Seas

The Ships that Transformed Modern Cruising
Author: Aaron Saunders
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321724
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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The cruise ship market is a 30 billion-dollar industry, and in 2013 it is estimated that it will carry more than 20 million passengers; nor is there any sign of a slow down in the seven percent annual growth. What keeps the passengers coming in such huge numbers isn't the food, the ports or the entertainment. They come for the magnificent floating palaces themselves, the giants of the sea.?In this new book, the author showcases the most influential cruise ships of the last three decades beginning with Royal Caribbean's ground-breaking Sovereign of the Seas. When she was launched in 1988 she was the largest passenger ship constructed since Cunard's Queen Mary entered service some 48 years earlier, and her entry into service sparked a fiercely competitive building boom that continues to this day. ??The reader is taken aboard thirty of the most spectacular ships to reveal how their innovative designs changed the landscape of modern cruising. By employing original and archival photographs, deck plans, cruise programmes, as well as the author's intimate knowledge of many of these vessels, a unique picture is built up of these great ships and it becomes clear that the true Golden Age of Cruising is not in some distant past but exists right now, and that its origins can be traced back to one ship, launched in 1988.??A truly sumptuous and fascinating book for all those drawn to the world of the modern cruise ship.??As seen in Ships Monthly Magazine

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.

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.

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2015


Author: Douglas Ward
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1780048262
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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If you want a holiday that's hassle-free, virtually pre-paid, and that lets you see lots of places while only needing to pack and unpack once, then you should try a cruise. This best-selling book, now in its landmark 30th year, is the cruise industry bible: it gives you all the information you need to choose the right cruise for you. Meticulously updated every year by cruise expert Douglas Ward, it is divided into two main parts: the first helps you work out what you're looking for in a cruise holiday and how to find it; the lively text and colour photographs describe every aspect of life on board, including safety, the highs and lows of the cruise experience and how to save money. The second part contains unbiased reviews and fascinating detail of almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels, and grades them on service, food, entertainment and facilities, using an internationally recognised ratings system.

How to Avoid Huge Ships


Author: John W. Trimmer
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
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You are the owner-captain of a luxury fifty-foot trawler motoring across the bay with your family and a few friends one balmy summer evening. Off in the distance, beyond the bridge spanning the waterway, you can make out the lights and shape of a containership moving down the channel. Have you ever wondered what action you must take to keep clear of that fast-approaching ship? This book will tell you how to do so quickly. Conscientious skippers are wise to read this book and discover if a ship's radar will pick up a small boat at night. It is fascinating to learn what is taking place on the bridge or down in the engine room of one of these leviathans as it heads your way. Can it be stopped before it hits you? Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones by reading this book written for the private boat owner/captain.

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.

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.

The 'Olympic' Class Ships

Olympic, Titanic, Britannic
Author: Mark Chirnside
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752458953
Category: Transportation
Page: 384
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The intensifying competition on the North Atlanticin the early years of the twentieth century led the White Star Line to order three huge liners. While their British rival, the Cunard Line, focused on speed, White Star concentrated on size and luxury. Orders were placed for Olympic and Titanic to be built at Harland & Wolff ’s yard in Belfast, while the third sister ship, Britannic, would follow at a later date. Each ship was subtly different. Lessons learned from the service of Olympic were put into practice for Titanic, as other shipping lines immediately began to plan their response. Following Titanic’s loss on her maiden voyage, radical improvements were made to the third sister ship, improving the watertight subdivision. These changes, however, did not prevent Britannic sinking in less than an hour in the Aegeanin 1916, while serving as a hospital ship for the war effort. Illustrated with many rare images of all three ships, including a brand new colour section, this revised and expanded edition brings the story up to date, providing a comprehensive history in one volume.