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Gone Whaling: Stumbling towards Sustainability
Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:49

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Author: D Graham Chittleborough
Publisher: The Jaycees Community Foundation Inc

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The author was professionally involved with Australia’s and, later the global, whaling industry as a marine biologist, bureaucrat and administrator from 1951 to 1963. He thus saw a once important industry through its dying decades.


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The Buccaneer Explorer: William Dampier’s Voyages
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:34

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Edited by Gerald Norris
Publisher: The Boydell Press

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William Dampier has long suffered from a “bad press”. He is usually depicted as a pirate or buccaneer rather than the explorer and legitimate privateer that he mostly was. In reality, he was no more a pirate than Francis Drake. It all rather depends on your nationalistic point of view.


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The Containership Register 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:29

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Compiled and edited: Clarkson Research Services
Publisher: Clarkson Research Services

From Baird Maritime

London based but global, Clarksons is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest and most powerful ship broking firm. This enables it to maintain arguably the world’s biggest and best shipping research organisation.


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The U.S. Naval Institute On Naval Tactics
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:29

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Edited by Capt. Wayne P. Hughes Jr. USN (Ret.)
Publisher: The Naval Institute Press

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Captain Hughes has commanded two American warships so he has “sea-level” experience. He has since spent many years in government and naval academia. He thus has excellent credentials to produce a book such as this.


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Women And English Piracy 1540-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime
Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:14

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Author: John C. Appleby
Publisher: Boydell Press

From Baird Maritime

This is the third book on this subject that has crossed the desk of your reviewer over the years. He cannot really understand the fascination with it. Perhaps it is an attempt to show that feminism is not really a new concept.


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