A boat load of new books have arrived at the Nautical Mind in the past month. They include:
SOLAS Consolidated Edition, 2011 on CD-ROM by International Maritime Organization – $139.95
In the King’s Name by Alexander Kent – $29.95
The Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention by SF – $120.95
Commercial Management in Shipping by D. L. Dykstra – $119.95
When the Chestnut Was In Flower: Inside the Chestnut Canoe by Roger MacGregor – $49.95
RYA Introduction to Motorboat Handling by Jon Mendez – $31.95
Ship’s Electrical Systems is the newest release from Dutch publisher Dokmar.
This book is intended for professionals and those with a good knowledge of the basics of electrical installations, but due to the quality of the writing and accompanying illustrations it is also accessible to those who are not in the industry.
The subjects covered includes all aspects of system design and installation: calculating power needs, initial drawings and equipment selection. Special electrical needs for specific types of vessels are also covered, including mega-yachts, dynamically-positioned (DP) ships, drilling rigs and dredges.
For those that are not familiar with this publisher, all Dokmar books are in a class by themselves when it comes to professional texts. The layout is clear and sensible, the writing is concise and to the point, and the accompanying illustrations and photos are useful, informative and full colour!
Be sure to check out the other Dokmar titles we carry:
Ship Stability by Klaas van Dokkum
Ship Knowledge by Klaas van Dokkum
The Colregs Guide (Fully Illustrated) by Klaas van Dokkum
Our selection of books for professional mariners is both massive and massively popular. Some of the books are massive themselves — Bowdich’s American Practical Navigator weighs in at 879 pages, 30 x 23 x 6cm, and almost 3Kg — so mariners looking for reference texts but not ballast will be interested in the shift towards digital books.
The International Maritime Organization is among those leading the digital charge, with a number of their books now available on CD ROM (12 x 12 x 0.2cm, 0.2g). Currently available are:
- IAMSAR – International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual
- IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
- ISPS – International Ship and Port facility Security
- MARPOL – International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
- STCW – Seafarers Training, Certification and Watchkeeping
- SOLAS – Safety of Life at Sea
The IMO is also innovating their distribution and pricing models. Each of these titles is available on free (FREE!) CD-ROMs as a “demo”. Once you’ve decided the book a) Works on your computer; b) Is what you’re looking for; & c) Requires purchase for further use, we can get you an activation code. There’s a 50% discount on additional copies (beyond the first one) when ordering two or more activation codes.
It’s all relatively new and exciting. Let us know if you have any questions.
Of course we’ve still got a full selection of IMO books in paper format.
We recently snapped up lots of great books at amazing prices. These great books include:
As well as texts for professional mariners like:
And many more. They’re all in our Bargains section.