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Expertise. Service. Security: Associated Marine and the Role of Marine Insurance in Australia
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 14:46

Author: Michael Hill and Paul Howell
Publisher: Associated Marine Insurers

From Baird Maritime:

Published to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of service of Associated Marine Insurers, the first and still only Australian marine insurer, this brief book makes an interesting and useful contribution to Australia’s maritime history.

Associated Marine has made a notable contribution to Australia’s balance of trade in invisibles. It has also contributed to maritime education and to changes in the taxation of insurance contracts.

A pioneering and high achieving company, its relatively short life has certainly been marked by some major changes to Australia’s maritime industry. It is an industry that has not generally been a generator of positive news in the company’s lifetime. Associated Marine’s experience has been a welcome and refreshing change from the gloom and doom prevalent in the industry

 


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Whales And Dolphins of the North American Pacific - Including Seals and Other Marine Mammals
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 14:46

Author: Graeme Cresswell, Dylan Walker & Todd Pusser
Publisher: Harbour Publishing

From Baird Maritime:

A well researched and carefully explained enthusiasts’ guide for watchers of the common north eastern Pacific species of whales, dolphins, seals and sea otters.

The photographs and paintings are first rate and the explanations simple and clear.

While focused on the North American west coast, many of the species described can be seen in many other parts of the world. It is a book, therefore, of universal appeal.

Ordering Information:

Harbour Publishing
Madeira Park, Canada
Web: www.harbourpublishing.com


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Whalers And Free Men: Life on Tasmania’s Colonial Whaling Stations
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 14:46

Author: Susan Lawrence
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing

From Baird Maritime:

This most interesting book arose from an archaeological survey of shore based whaling operations that took place in Tasmania in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Shore based whaling in Tasmania was a short lived but lucrative industry which lasted only until the easily accessible stock of whales was exhausted. Then the industry was forced to hunt on the high seas.

The archaeological survey was a joint effort by a number of Australian academic and government institutions. It provides a very useful addition to the history of whaling in Australia, particularly in Tasmania.

Ordering Information:

Australian Scholarly Publishing
North Melbourne, Australia
Web: www.scholarly.info


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Voyage Charters
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 14:46

Authors: Julian Cooke, Timothy Young, Andrew Taylor, John D. Kimball, David Martowski and Leroy Lambert
Publisher: Informa Professional

From Baird Maritime:

This massive tome of 1,250 densely packed pages represents an enormous amount of work on the part of its six authors, notable lawyers all.

As the third edition of an already well-recognised, indeed revered, text, it is highly refined, accurate and up-to-date.

The subject of voyage charters is one with a detailed and recorded history as long as that of shipping itself. It has always been a contentious subject so it has been well recorded in court records and elsewhere. This provides a wealth of case and other references.

The authors have approached this massive amount of information on a truly global basis and have succeeded in describing it very clearly.

A remarkable and very important book.

Ordering Information:

Informa Professional
London, UK
Web: www.informa.com


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The Navy Cross: Extraordinary Heroism in Iraq, Afghanistan and Other Conflicts
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 14:46

Author: James E Wise, Jr. and Scot Baron
Publisher: The Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime:

A most illuminating series of profiles of sailors and marines who have been awarded the United States Navy’s highest award for valour, the Navy Cross.

Covering World Wars I and II and the wars and skirmishes since, it highlights the wartime achievements of a very wide range of both officers and other ranks. The authors propound that too few of America’s warriors have been accorded correct recognition for their bravery. They suggest that this is a worsening problem, contending that the military establishment has been particularly parsimonious in this regard with respect to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Whatever the message, this collection of vignettes on bravery is both fascinating and inspiring.

Ordering Information:

The Naval Institute Press
Annapolis, USA
Web: www.usni.org


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