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Sharks of the Open Ocean
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Editors: Merry D. Camhi, Ellen K. Pikitch and Elizabeth A. Babcock

From Baird Maritime:

Another first rate title from Blackwell Publishing’s Fish and Aquatic Resources Series. These are good practical text books of value not only to marine biologists but to fishermen, fisheries managers, environmentalists and others.

A practical collection of high quality papers that concisely present a great deal of the present knowledge of sharks. This is an invaluable summary of a very important subject.

Highly recommended.

Ordering Information:

Blackwell Publishing
Oxford UK
Web: www.blackwellpublishing.com/fish


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Sole Survivors of the Sea
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Author: James E. Wise Jr.
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime:

Captain Wise produced this fascinating little book as a sideline while researching a rather heavier tome on naval history. This “accidental birth”, though, does not detract in any way from the value of the subject of this review.

Taking the form of some 22 brief “vignettes” describing the triumphs and tribulations of sole survivors of maritime disaster. While most are presented against the background of the Second World War, there are a number of others.

Every one, no matter how unusual underlines the strange qualities required of those who mange to be the sole survivors of an amazing range of maritime disasters. The reasons why these people survived often way beyond their shipmates are various although unusual tenacity is a strong thread throughout.

An informative and instructive book.

Ordering Information:

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


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The United States Navy in the Pacific 1909-1922
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Author: William R. Braisted
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime:

This is the companion volume to the similarly titled book covering the period 1897-1909. Equally carefully researched and just as important, the Naval Institute Press is to be congratulated for re-releasing it 37 years after its first publication.

Extensively researched and documented, it is probably even more valuable now than when first written in 1966. Its primary theme was the influence of the US Navy on American foreign policy in the period described.

An important and still relevant sub-theme was the description of the US Navy’s preparation for what it saw quite early as the inevitability of war with Japan.

While a lot of contemporary thinking about Japan was of the wishful kind, there were enough “hard heads” connected with the Navy to ensure that a realistic approach mostly prevailed.

Given America’s recent diplomatic and military misadventures in the Middle East, a re-examination of these books by “the powers that” be would be timely. A re-examination, too, of China and other Asian nations’ concerns about modern Japan could also be rewarding on the same basis.

Ordering Information:

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


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The United States Navy in the Pacific 1897-1909
Monday, 19 May 2008 15:08

Author: William R. Braisted
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime:

Another timely re-release by Naval Institute Press of a very important classic of naval history. This is one of a pair by the same author covering the period 1897-1922 – a very eventful quarter of a century.

This volume was first published in 1958 and, among other things, was intended to show the contemporary US Navy’s influence on America’s foreign policy. What it also shows, very, importantly and clearly, was the US Navy’s patient preparation for what many of its senior (and junior) people saw as an inevitable war with Japan.

Another side current that becomes obvious is the perfidy of the British and the Atlantic centric views of much of the Royal Navy and that country’s politicians.

The NIP is to be praised for re-releasing this and its companion volume describing 1909-1922 at this point. It will repay careful study against the current strategic realities.

Prescient.

Ordering Information:

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


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Gas Carrier 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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