18.03.2018
A COMPREHENSIVE & UPDATED MARITIME ENGLISH CLIL HANDBOOK FOR DECK OFFICERS IN CONFORMITY WITH IMO STCW AND MODEL COURSE 3.17

An excellent and very useful publication for those willing to improve their maritime English skills released within the frame of the CLIL, standing for the Content and Language Integrated Learning. It is a comprehensive and significantly updated handbook intended to be used by the ship deck officers. The content of the handbook has been developed in compliance with the STCW convention and IMO Model Course 3.17.

The material presented in the book is arranged in twenty-one units covering types of ships, offshore units, intro to navigation, ship terminology and nautical charts, marine meteorology, ship construction, aid to navigation, equipment and gear installed on board ships, navigation regulations and processes, celestial navigation, piloting and dead reckoning, compasses and GMDSS, shipping documentation, safety and survival equipment, IGS, international shipping laws and regulations.

There are two appendices with additional information on the IMO FAL forms and certification paperwork and other documents commonly required to be possessed on board any vessel. The publication will be of practical interest for all learners of English, including terminology.

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14.03.2018
CORRECT YOUR ENGLISH ERRORS

Have a look into one of the bestseller ESL guides. The present second release of the publication is now providing additional review exercises intended to reinforce all lessons learned. This is the excellent choice for those tending to repeat the mistakes they usually do when speaking or writing in English. The content of the volume has been found to be very engaging and fun helping readers communicate easier.

The book has already been appreciated by the English learners as a truly comprehensive guide to be used by the people willing to get their English skills significantly improved. The author provides clear explanations of the fundamental elements giving numerous examples of the frequently made errors. All of the examples are presented in color for better understanding.

The common pitfalls have been highlighted with the maximum attention being paid to the misspelling and mispronunciation, incorrect usage of the verb tenses etc. The book will help learners avoid wrong application of their own grammar rules to English language - this applies to non-native students. Each of the chapters concludes with the review exercises. The format of the book makes the material easy to understand, and it is recommended to anyone working on the improvement of their spoken or written language.

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14.02.2018
THE OVERLOOK ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS

The present dictionary is designed to serve as an excellent and very useful reference to the nautical terminology including names and parts, terms and expressions of and related to the sea and ships. It should be noted that the content of the book does not include names of people and specific vessels, types of ships and actual events.

Furthermore, taking into account the size and usefulness matters, the author of the dictionary has not included more archaic and technical terms, naval gunnery and theory of navigation, and some other areas. Each entry in the dictionary has been presented in a self-explanatory way to make using the book easier.

Please also note that even though this is a sort of technical work, it is not necessary for the user of the dictionary to refer to some further entries to understand any one entry. In short, this is one of the best dictionaries of the nautical terms available today and maybe one of the most useful publications.

All entries have been listed in strict alphabetical order; the entries that are cross-references will appear in brackets behind ones to which they are referred. We particularly recommend this dictionary to the students and all people with the interest in sea, ships, their construction and work, and all relevant areas.

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06.01.2018
PLAIN ENGLISH AT WORK — A GUIDE TO BUSINESS WRITING AND SPEAKING

This is one of the best reference books teaching people to use simple and plain English to reach max effectiveness in their communication in writing. The author of the volume has presented simple and practical guidelines on how the written papers shall appear and be formatted, also covering the presentations. The suggestions given by the author are remarkably straightforward and reasonable.

The book is highly recommended to the people willing to improve their writing skills and experiencing problems with expressing their thoughts in a clear way. Follow the instructions provided by Bailey and you will increase your productivity and efficiency in your day to day written communications. According to the numerous reviews of this book submitted by the students from different parts of the world, including both native and non-native speakers of English, it shall be treated as an absolutely indispensable manual.

While the first part of the volume is dealing with writing, its second half is devoted to the presenting. he authors provides valuable recommendations on using the tables and headings, bullets etc. making the process of writing easy and pleasant, and the result readable and clear.

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30.11.2017
PAACH'S ILLUSTRATED MARINE DICTIONARY

Here is one of the best, perfectly detailed and complete maritime dictionaries available today. It will be an excellent information source for the readers interested in square rigged vessels since the content details every part in three languages - English, French and German. It will also be very highly appreciated by the naval historians.

The book is full of reproduced illustrations that will definitely impress all enthusiasts of the maritime history. The author of the dictionary was in fact the first one to properly recognize the whole complexity and variety in maritime technical terminology and the demand for the classification of the terms.

Using his thirty-five-year sailing experience, he has managed to set out a truly exhaustive yet easily understandable explanations of all parts of the structure and equipment of the vessel, describing the man types of sailing and steam ships, iron and wooden ship hulls, propulsion machinery, anchoring arrangements, spars and masts, rigging, up to the bends and knots, concluding the content of his work with the list of standard measurements.

Since the time of the original publication in 1885, the volume remains invaluable resource for every single reader with the interest in ships and life on board, marine engineering and understanding of the maritime language...

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02.11.2017
A DICTIONARY OF WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND UNITS

The present authoritative and comprehensive dictionary will provide clear definitions of all units and prefixes, together with the measures and weight per SI system. In addition, the content covers both traditional and industry-specific units. Some scientific and historical background is also provided.

This work has already proven invaluable to the practicing engineers, technicians and scientists but will be equally useful to the general user and students. It is an excellent and well detailed reference book giving a professional discussion on the most important topics of metric and regular measures. The dictionary addresses all units used in engineering and science covering the associated terminology, as well. The book features a full exposition of the SI system.

Each of the entries in this dictionary provides user with the historical information that is required for conducting proper interpretation of the headword. Each of the units, in turn, has been accorded a separate entry. Some selected terms considered specific to metrology have been provided with clear and informative explanatory notes; same applies to the numerous math terms of measurement and counting. A perfect dictionary for every person in engineering and science, dealing with any sort of technical calculations or documentation.

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02.10.2017
THE HANDBOOK OF TECHNICAL WRITING

For several decades and through all nine previous release, this publication remains one of the best and maybe most complete technical writing references for students and industry professionals.  The book has been very highly evaluated thanks to its layout and brevity of the entries contained. The readers in so many countries of the world have already found the present publication very useful since it provides answers to so many technical writing questions.

The authors have mostly focused on technology researches and professional technical documents. It is a very reliable and remarkably versatile stand-alone reference book that shall be used in a variety of circumstances due to the clear language used by the authors and amount of the info contained. You will for sure enjoy using this book and will also sure find it the "Swiss Army knife" for any technical writer. The arrangement of the book has been appreciated by the readers as the whole content is alphabetized for easier and quicker reference.

The publication was found to be very helpful, it provides very extensive examples for most of the topics. A must-have source for people dealing with preparation of technical documentation in English and having a need for a good reference book.

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23.08.2017
TERMS AND EXPRESSIONS IN SHIPPING AND OFFSHORE

This small and compact vocabulary comprises thirteen pages covering the main areas of the shipping and offshore industry, such as types of marine ships, capacity measurements, offshore terminology, offshore support and supply vessels, general shipping terms, geographical abbreviations, types of affreightment, abbreviations, worldscale.

Bearing in mind the numerous topics addressed by the person who compiled the vocabulary, we may say that the booklet will definitely be of some use by persons working offshore, on board ships and offshore installations as crew members or service specialists; however, the information provided in some sections may be helpful even to the office personnel dealing with preparation of the purchase orders, various reports, requests, communications and other activities that may require proper and thorough understanding of the maritime/offshore industry terminology, including ship nomenclature, abbreviations used etc.

Moreover, the knowledge of the terms is also vitally important for port state control inspectors, marine authority officers, marine surveyors and all other specialists involved in the shipping and offshore industry. We would recommend to download this small vocabulary and keep it.

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