01.03.2018
DROPPING ANCHOR, SETTING SAIL

The Liverpool port of England has been treated as home town for maybe the oldest British Black community. The members of subject community date back the history of their entity at the XIX century, linking its establishing to the global wanderings and to the settlement of the African seafarers. The author of this interesting volume has given her readers a good and thorough analysis of how this story supports the local identity and politic, and this topic has become a window onto the race, nation and place politics in Britain.

The content of this publication by Jacqueline Nassy also provides examination of the rise of Black identity capturing the existing contradictions of Black diasporas in post-colonial Liverpool. According to the reviews submitted by readers, the book is one of the most sophisticated and nuanced volumes on this topic available today; in addition, it is ethnographically rigorous.

The volume has stretched the analysis mentioned above well beyond by political and somatic theoretical and reference debates. It shall definitely be considered a very important and, what is important, original and valuable contribution to the understanding the subjectivity of the Diaspora in this particular location...

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20.01.2018
PREVENTION OF POLLUTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM VESSELS

The author of this volume has examined the key role that is played by the IMO in control and prevention of marine pollution from ships. Saiful Karim has thoroughly analyzed this complex issue and presented the results of his work in a remarkably simple manner. The arguments presented by the author are very appealing.

The volume starts with some general introductory info about the IMO and marine pollution problem as well as relevant international legal documents. The second chapter is devoted to the institutional structure of the IMO and the law-making process, while the third chapter is dealing with the prevention of marine pollution, response to spills and compensation.

The next chapter addresses the ballast water management and bio-fouling issues. The rest of the volume is dealing with the recycling of vessels, reduction of emissions, and other important aspects of pollution prevention. The book will be useful for the policy-makers, students, environmentalists, lawyers and judges and all other persons.

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16.01.2018
THINK! COLLECTION OF SAFETY POSTERS

Here is the collection of twelve hi-resolution safety posters released by the KVH Media Group. These images are intended to attract the attention of the crew members and visitors of the vessel to the main aspects of shipboard safety. The first poster is addressing the three points of contact approach, while the others are dealing with the tiredness and fatigue, affecting safety and health, handling deck plates, hot work, intervention, the monkey fist, out on deck, mooring deck safety, snap back zones, shipboard watertight doors, confines spaces, and hearing protection.

Though this collection of safety posters does not pretend to cover all areas of safety, it will still be useful and can be used on board any ship. The main and most important safety aspects have been covered and each of them is provided with some commentary explaining the importance of following safety procedures in each particular case, contributing to the overall safety of the vessel and people on board. We recommend all of you to have a close look in this set of images and feel free to use these posters as a part of the safety system of your vessel or for training purposes. An excellent and very practical resource.

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21.12.2017
SHIP CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER

Her childhood was marked by pretty unusual rhythm. Every year freezing and subsequent thawing of the water of Great Lakes served as a sort of signal making the beginning and the end of anther shipping season, which in turn meant months of waiting for her father, the Captain.

The text of this fascinating book features vivid details and really lovely storytelling - this is the way how the author is capturing so interesting and fascinating life of many shipping families - days and weeks of their lives used to revolve mainly around the shipping industry of that region.

The author has managed to paint a truly affectionate and intriguing portrait of her father who started as a pianist but then started to work on board an ore freighter and this was a beginning of his life on the water. He made an impressive career from deckhand and up to the Captain of the vessel - he worked as a Captain on as many as thirteen different vessels over twenty-years of his working at sea.

Ann, the author of this story, used to accompany her father to the ports of Toledo, Milwaukee, Cleveland and others, and she has used her memories to describe sailing and visiting the machinery room of the ship, stormy weather, starry nights, wheeling the ship together with the Captain. She is revealing insights into the real rewards and trials of being a wife of the Captain...

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26.08.2017
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF MESO—METEOROLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TRANSPORT MODELS

This publication has been worked out mostly by the invited speakers and lecturers of the Copenhagen workshop. The content of this volume is mainly focusing on the topics covered in the course of that workshop, summarizing the presentations, discussions that took place at that time, conclusions and also providing valuable technical recommendations.

In fact, this volume is one of the first successful attempts to provide interested readers with a general look on the integrated modeling approach. The publication is expected to be useful to the people with the serious interest in the modeling of the air pollution and meteorology; however, it will also present some practical interest to the persons involved in the meteorology science in any way, for example the students, practicing professionals, scientists and researchers.

The whole content of this document consists of the introduction depicting the methodology of integration, overview of the models and feedback mechanisms, and four big parts. The first part addresses the on-line modeling and feedbacks, while the second part deals with the off-line modeling and interfaces. The third part of the volume is dedicated to the validation and also several real-life case studies. Finally, the fourth and last art of the work is covering the strategy for the ACT-NWP integrated modeling.

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11.08.2017
UNDERWATER FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

Here is the second, fully updated and significantly expanded edition of the book presenting a truly comprehensive approach to the processing of different underwater areas and all steps required to be made to conduct the associated operations.

Ronald Becker, the author of the volume, has summarized the historical background, and covers the physics and law that are commonly applicable to the underwater investigations; the content of the volume also includes such the important topics as formation of the teams, distribution of roles, deployment and, finally, the accountability. The author has explained the procedures that could make a difference in the final results of different water-related incidents and debunked the popular myths usually associated with the submerged evidence.

This new edition of the volume contains some new chapters covering the photography, preservation of the collected evidence, release of the crime scene, contaminated sites etc. Moreover, the content of the book includes the information relating to the organizing the teams and crime investigation.

Note that there are more than a hundred of color images supplementing the main text of the book. Since the science of the water-related investigation is relatively young, this field requires useful and accurate education sources and this is one of the attempts to provide people with the reference tool...

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08.08.2017
TECHNICAL DRAWING

The present volume is mainly intended to serve as a reference book and class text in technical drawing. The content of the book includes numerous problems that cover literally every single phase of the subject; it is also constituting a full teaching unit.

The authors have been encouraged in their initial aim by the extensive use of the text of this volume during the past several decades, and that aim was to prepare a tool which would be teaching the engineering language and to keep it duly updated with the latest developments.

The original idea was to explain and illustrate each of the fundamental principles from the student's standpoint and to make the content interesting enough so that the students can read the book and study on their own initiatives. This fourth release of the book constitutes the thorough revision that the text did undergo. In fact, very small part of the original text and illustration has remained from the previous edition of the book. A huge number of new problems and informative illustrations have been added and hundreds of the old illustrations have been completely redrawn.

The entire content of the book has been revised in order to duly reflect the latest recognized American Standards. Another improvement to the content is the adoption of a new format permitting the reproduction of illustrations larger for easier use.

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08.08.2017
TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY OF MARINE SYSTEMS

This useful and practical work by Anand Pillay and Jin Wang was aimed to cater to a remarkably very broad range of interested readers, including experienced professional safety and operation engineers and design specialists particularly those working in both marine and offshore industries.

The book may also serve as a useful thorough reference compilation of materials to the under- and postgraduate students of such disciplines as the marine technology, general-  and safety- and reliability engineering; the content of this volume for sure will be be beneficial for industrial researchers and academics.

This title is intended to serve as a good start point for the newcomers to safety engineering and to the apprentices newly engaged in the use of risk analysis methods. The publication includes several useful sections briefly introducing the readers to the shipping scenes and setting the further mood through defining the rules and relevant regulations governing fishing and merchant vessels. Once all applicable safety requirements have been established, note there are numerous risk analysis and safety assessment instruments available to the readers have been highlighted.

The methods described in this title are mainly based on the framework of the Formal Ship Safety Assessment, and they have all been demonstrated using numerous real-life practical examples.

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