The Fabulous Interiors Of The Great Ocean Liners In Historic Photographs

Autore: William H., Jr. Miller
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319369
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200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world’s great "floating palaces" — 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more.

The Unseen Britannic

Autore: Simon Mills
Editore: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752497716
Grandezza: 65,26 MB
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As the third and largest sister of the famous Olympic-class trio, Britannic is often and unjustly overlooked in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched on the eve of war in February 1914, Britannic would never see service on the White Star Line’s express service on the North Atlantic mail run for which she was built. After being requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1915 His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic instead became indispensible to the thousands of injured and sick troops that needed transporting back to Britain from the Mediterranean theatre of war. However, as was the fate of many liners during the conflict, her life was cut tragically short when she was suddenly wracked by a mysterious explosion on 21 November 1916 and sank in less than an hour – three times faster than her sister ship Titanic, and yet thanks to the improvements in safety heralded by the tragedy of her sister 1,032 of 1,062 on board survived.Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material, including stunning colour images of Britannic’s wreck in the Aegean Sea, and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in the First World War, of an oftoverlooked but key ship to British maritime history and of the unique future that the wreck might still one day enjoy.

New World Guide To Beer

Autore: Michael Jackson
ISBN: 9781850763581
Grandezza: 26,82 MB
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Cruise Ship Tourism 2nd Edition

Autore: Ross Dowling
Editore: CABI
ISBN: 1780646089
Grandezza: 57,26 MB
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Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development.


Autore: John Maxtone-Graham
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061208
Grandezza: 51,59 MB
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A lavishly photographed tribute to the ill-fated steamship documents every aspect of the vessel's design, construction, and service, offering insight into its struggles to attract passengers and the events that culminated in its fiery end at New York's Pier 88.

Dead Wake

Autore: Erik Larson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448167833
Grandezza: 18,18 MB
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On 1st May 1915, the luxury ocean liner Lusitania sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. Her passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone and its submarines were bringing terror to the Atlantic. But the Lusitania’s captain, William Thomas Turner, had faith in the gentlemanly terms of warfare that had, for a century, kept civilian ships safe from attack. He also knew that his ship was the fastest then in service and could outrun any threat. Germany was, however, intent on changing the rules, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. For this would be the ill-fated Lusitania’s final crossing . . .

The Land Of Decoration

Autore: Grace McCleen
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446477231
Grandezza: 74,21 MB
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'An extraordinary and peculiarly haunting novel' Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK My name is Judith McPherson. I am ten years old. On Monday a miracle happened. Judith doesn’t have much. The house she shares with her devoutly religious father is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother Judith never knew. Bullied at school, she finds comfort in creating a miniature world in her bedroom – a world of wonder she calls The Land of Decoration. Perhaps, she thinks, if she makes it snow in The Land of Decoration there will be no school on Monday. Sure enough, when Judith opens her curtains the next day, the world beyond her window has turned white. And that's when her troubles begin.

France Norway

Autore: John Maxtone-Graham
Editore: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393069037
Grandezza: 13,60 MB
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Presents a history of the ocean liner France, which was later turned into a cruise ship and renamed Norway, from the beginning of its construction in 1957 France to its scrapping at an Indian port in 2008.


Autore: Andrew Solway
ISBN: 0199107653
Grandezza: 62,40 MB
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New master work by worldwide bestselling illustrator Stephen Biesty. The scene is Rome in AD 128. Join up with Marcus Cotta and his 9-year-old son Titus as they spend a festival day together in Rome. Each picture shows in extraordinary detail the everyday scenes and major monuments of the imperial city. Numerous cutaways enable the reader to look into the buildings, to see what the people are doing and how the buildings are constructed. Travel through Rome in one day and see what life was really like in ancient times. * The lavish illustrations include: a wild animal show at the Colosseum (teaming with 50,000 spectators); horse racing at the Circus Maximus; bathing at the Baths of Trajan; festival day at the Temple.