Herreshoff American Masterpieces

  • Filename: herreshoff-american-masterpieces.
  • ISBN: 9780393248494
  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Maynard Bray
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company—led by its founding spirit, the brilliant designer Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848–1938)— constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches. Marine historian Maynard Bray and Herreshoff expert Claas van der Linde, in collaboration with renowned nautical photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, present the very finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today, with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-color images of each vessel both in detail and under way, as well as unique color reproductions of Herreshoff’s own archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results, and fate, celebrating the many that still grace our waters.

Fifty Wooden Boats

  • Filename: fifty-wooden-boats.
  • ISBN: 0937822078
  • Release Date: 1984-01-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Woodenboat Magazine
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

This is the first of three major catalogues compiled by the editors of WoodenBoat Magazine. The other books in this series are 'Thirty Wooden Boats' and 'Forty Wooden Boats'.

How to Build a Wooden Boat

  • Filename: how-to-build-a-wooden-boat.
  • ISBN: 0937822108
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: David C. McIntosh
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

Covers molds, the ballast, keel, floor timbers, the planking process, ceilings, deck framing, hatches, bulkheads, spars, and the rudder and discusses useful tools

Forty Wooden Boats

  • Filename: forty-wooden-boats.
  • ISBN: 0937822329
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Wooden Boat Magazine
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

This is the third major catalog of boat plans compiled by Cynthia Curtis, Doug Hylan and Mike O'Brien. Other books are 'Fifty Wooden Boats' and 'Thirty Wooden Boats'.

Building Catherine

  • Filename: building-catherine.
  • ISBN: 0937822620
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 97
  • Author: Richard Kolin
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

Richard Kolin has been building boats for 25 years. He has designed and built skiffs for both plywood and plank construction.

Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Filename: enhanced-occupational-outlook-handbook.
  • ISBN: 1593573227
  • Release Date: 2006-08-01
  • Number of pages: 774
  • Author: J. Michael Farr
  • Publisher: Jist Works

Job seekers, students, and others doing in-depth career research can access information on nearly 8,000 jobs in one current, convenient book.

10 Wooden Boats You Can Build

  • Filename: 10-wooden-boats-you-can-build.
  • ISBN: 0937822345
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Peter H. Spectre
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

The beauty of this book is that the construction bugs have already been worked out of the designs. Plans, step-by-step instructions, material lists photographs and detailed diagrams.

Underwater Dogs Kids Edition

  • Filename: underwater-dogs-kids-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781472212535
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Seth Casteel
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Dive right into this kids edition of Seth Casteel's amazing Underwater Dogs. With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favourite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike.

Dancers Among Us

  • Filename: dancers-among-us.
  • ISBN: 9780761193210
  • Release Date: 2016-10-05
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Jordan Matter
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing

The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the reader feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him in a place where dance is unexpected. So, dressed in a commuter’s suit and tie, the dancer flew across a Times Square subway platform. And in that image Matter found what he’d been searching for: a way to express the feeling of being fully alive in the moment, unself-conscious, present. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that’s fresh, surprising, original, universal. There’s no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks.

The Lifeboat

  • Filename: the-lifeboat.
  • ISBN: 9780748128907
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Charlotte Rogan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. It is 1914 and Europe is on the brink of war. When a magnificent ocean liner suffers a mysterious explosion en route to New York City, Henry Winter manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for his new wife Grace. But the survivors quickly realize the boat is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive.

Passchendaele in Perspective

  • Filename: passchendaele-in-perspective.
  • ISBN: 9780850525885
  • Release Date: 2017-01-30
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Peter Liddle
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

Passchendaele In Perspective explores the context and real nature of the participants’ experience, evaluates British and German High Command, the aerial and maritime dimensions of the battle, the politicians and manpower debates on the home front and it looks at the tactics employed, the weapons and equipment used, the experience of the British; German and indeed French soldiers. It looks thoroughly into the Commonwealth soldiers’ contribution and makes an unparalleled attempt to examine together in one volume ‘specialist’ facets of the battle, the weather, field survey and cartography, discipline and morale, and the cultural and social legacy of the battle, in art, literature and commemoration. Each one of its thirty chapters presents a thought-provoking angle on the subject. They add up to an unique analysis of the battle from Commonwealth, American, German, French, Belgian and United Kingdom historians. This book will undoubtedly become a valued work of reference for all those with an interest in World War One.

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