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Container Ship Register 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:35

Publisher: Clarksons Research Services

From Baird Maritime:

These brilliant directories compiled by the research arm of the world’s largest and best known ship broking outfit are now available.

Clarksons Research Services never rests on its laurels. Every year these always excellent directories are improved at least slightly.

This year, 2008, is no exception. All the Registers have been thoroughly updated and extensively revised. They are accurate and incredibly useful. They even contain a very thought provoking market summary. Each is provided in print format with an easily manipulable CD Rom enclosed.

Better than ever.

Ordering Information:

Clarksons Research Services
London, UK
Web: www.crsl.com


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Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea
Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:35

Author: Helen M. Rozwadowski
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, USA and Inbooks, Australia.

From Baird Maritime:

WARNING: Do not be put off this book by the fact that the Foreword is by enviro extremist Sylvia Earle. The remainder of the book is sound, useful and informative.

A history of oceanography, it has, nevertheless, considerable contemporary relevance. The author has done a brilliant job of bringing what can be a dull subject to life.

A rare combination of historian and scientist, the author manages to bring together the best and most important of both worlds in this very valuable work. She captures very well the hard slog of science which is so often ignored.

Ordering Information:

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Cambridge, USA
Web: www.hup.harvard.edu

Inbooks
Frenchs Forest, Australia.
Web: www.inbooks.com.au


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Inland Waterways of Germany
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Author: Barry Sheffield
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

From Baird Maritime:

An inspiration to anyone interested in ways to save our planet. The Germans, while blessed with a mighty river system, have fully utilised it and enhanced it with canals.

This enables them to very effectively get cargoes off the roads. Marine transport is infinitely more cost effective and environmentally sound than its land confined competitor.

As a delightful by-product of this wonderful national asset, the Germans can enjoy very extensive cruising of their inland waters. This activity can, remarkably, be conducted in quite large vessels.

This well presented book gives a very clear description of Germany’s extensive inland waterway network. It also gives good sound advice on how to transit that system safely and enjoyably.

Valuable.

Ordering Information:

Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
Huntingdon, UK
Web: www.imray.com


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Offshore Service Register 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Publisher: Clarksons Research Services

From Baird Maritime:

These brilliant directories compiled by the research arm of the world’s largest and best known ship broking outfit are now available.

Clarksons Research Services never rests on its laurels. Every year these always excellent directories are improved at least slightly.

This year, 2008, is no exception. All the Registers have been thoroughly updated and extensively revised. They are accurate and incredibly useful. They even contain a very thought provoking market summary. Each is provided in print format with an easily manipulable CD Rom enclosed.

Better than ever.

Ordering Information:

Clarksons Research Services
London, UK
Web: www.crsl.com


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Nimitz
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Author: E.B. Potter
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime:

Without a doubt one of the best warrior biographies ever. This is a paperback reprint of a classic first published in 1976.

Admiral Chester Nimitz was seemingly born and thoroughly educated and trained for his role as America’s Commander in Chief Pacific during World War II – almost miraculously so.

A thorough gentlemen and a classic humanist, Nimitz is brilliantly brought to life by Professor Potter. While America’s success in the Pacific War was never seriously in doubt, there can be no argument that Nimitz was the most important cog in a mighty war machine.

America’s pre-war leaders were well aware for a long time that war with Japan was likely. This ensured that leaders in waiting, such as Nimitz, were extra-ordinarily well prepared. All this is clearly explained in the book as is Admiral Nimitz’ post war wind down.

An excellent text book of highly effective leadership, strategy and, above all, organisation. Nimitz was a rare genius and this fine work does him justice in a delightfully personal manner.

Ordering Information:

Naval Institute Press
Annapolis, USA
Web: www.nip.org


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