Be sure to select PRINT or DIGITAL when you order.DRILLING THE NORTH SEA
The excavation of North Sea oil is northwest Europe's greatest industrial success story since World War ii. In an extraordinarily harsh environment man has overcome seemingly impossible odds to wrest the golden substance from the rock beneath the seabed. The author brings a fascinating insight to an essentially modern industrial history.Jeremy Cresswell
POLYNESIAN VOYAGING CANOE
The people of the mid-Pacific Polynesian islands once made regular, if infrequent, voyages under sail to Aotearoa. Eight centuries after the last of their canoes was seen off the coast of New Zealand, Greg Whakataka-Brightwell set sail along the ancestral route from Tahiti. Jeff Evans tells a tale of traditional boatbuilding, sailing, and modern bureaucracy.
LIFE AND TIMES OF HAMBURG, A NOVA-SCOTIAN BARQUE
In the great age of sail Nova Scotia was a dominant player in shipbuilding and mercantile enterprise. Yet there are few actual ship remains. The wreck of the Hamburg is an exception. After years of painstaking research, the author has pieced together the history of this long-serving and well-loved three-masted wooden barque, Canada's largest.
SHRIMP FISHING ON HORSEBACK
Around the world artisan fisheries are being wiped out by falling stocks and modern technologies. In a few places, however, western communities are perpetuating some of the most remarkable traditions. Francois-Xavier Bechard travelled to Oostduinkerke to witness the extraordinary sight of horses trawling shrimp nets through the Belgian surf in a fashion handed down through more than five centuries.
CLASSIC AMERICAN WHALING SONGS PART I
It is well known that music and song were important facets of shipboard life during the sailing era, and much effort has gone into researching and conserving the worksongs, or chanteys, of the sailorman. Only one widely known whaling chantey has been discovered, yet the trade's songs and ballads were hugely popular and many were transcribed into contemporary onboard journals. In the first of a two-part article exploring the history, meaning, and development of the whaling song, Dr Stuart Frank looks at the early days.
Stuart M. Frank
ROPE AND ROPEWORK
Men with time on their hands during long seagoing voyages made good use of the available materials - whittling pieces of wood, fashioning macrame artefacts, carving scrimshaw; among the most recognizable forms of sailor's art is knotting. The author looks at some of the artefacts and offers a brief insight into the early history of ropemaking for maritime use.
Louis Arthur Norton
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