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Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer FRAM
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:17

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Author: Charles W. Johnson
Publisher: ForeEdge

From Baird Maritime

On Oslo Fjord, near the Norwegian capital is a very impressive maritime museum. Alongside the less impressive Kon Tiki museum is a memorial to Norway’s supremacy in Arctic and Antarctic exploration. Its centre piece is the amazingly small vessel ‘Fram’.


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The Sydney Sailors’ Home 1859-2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:05

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Author: Jan Bowen
Publisher: The Australian Mariners’ Welfare Society

From Baird Maritime

This brief but excellent history of the Sydney Sailors’ Home does double duty as a history of Sydney based seafaring over a century and a half.


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International Tug & OSV: Annual Review 2014
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:58

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Edited by John McCready
Publisher: The ABR Company

From Baird Maritime

Relentlessly and annually this publication comes across your reviewer’s desk early in the New Year.

It is, and has been for many years, the best, most comprehensive summary of the new tugs built annually around the world.


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Against The Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:58

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Author: Rear Adm. Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.)
Publisher: The Naval Institute Press

From Baird Maritime

From its highly appropriate title to its usefully extensive bibliography and first rate index, this comparatively small book is a great and valuable history.


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Blood & Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:44

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Author: Sam Vincent
Publisher: Black Inc

From Baird Maritime

Having read some appalling hagiographical writing about the “heroism” of the Sea Shepherd group and its braggart creator and commander Paul Watson, your reviewer was prepared for the worst when he opened this book.


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