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Best Maritime Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Maritime books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World (2015)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionA monumental retelling of world history through the lens of the sea—revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. The Sea and Civilization is a mesmerizing, rhapsodic narrative of maritime enterprise, from the origins of long-distance migration to the great seafaring cultures of antiquity; from Song Dynasty human-powered paddle-boats to aircraft…
Author(s): Lincoln Paine

2. Maritime Economics 3e (2009)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionFor 5000 years shipping has served the world economy and today it provides a sophisticated transport service to every part of the globe. Yet despite its economic complexity, shipping retains much of the competitive cut and thrust of the “perfect” market of classical economics. This blend of sophisticated logistics and larger than life entrepreneurs makes it a unique case study of classical economics in a modern setting. The enlarged and substantially rewritten Maritime Economics uses historical and theoretical analysis as the framework for a practical explanation of how shipping works today. Whilst retaining the structure of…
Author(s): Martin Stopford

3. Moon Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador (Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionSticking to one province? Check out Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island. #64,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Nova Scotia Travel Guides #5 in Prince Edward Island Travel Guides #7 in New Brunswick Travel Guides Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Andrew Hempstead

4. Issues in Maritime Cyber Security (2017)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionThe world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multi-faceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the infrastructure they control. From the complex programs managing the loading and unloading of containers to waiting trucks, to the global navigation systems onboard vessels, to the hydraulic valves designed to protect spills into waterways that are located and controlled by cyber systems within chemical, water/wastewater, or petroleum plants, the MTS is becoming…
Author(s): Fred S. Roberts, Nicole K. Drumhiller, et al.

5. Reeds Maritime Meteorology (Reeds Professional) (2019)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionWritten primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant shipping and fishermen, Reeds Maritime Meteorology analyzes the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them. Updated to include the latest developments in the use of satellite technology in forecasting, Navtext and the ramifications of GMDSS, the book examines: – cloud formation and development- precipitation and thunderstorms- atmospheric pressure and wind- ocean currents and swell -…
Author(s): Elaine Ives, Maurice Cornish

6. Port Economics (Routledge Maritime Masters) (2017)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionPort Economics is the study of the economic decisions (and their consequences) of the users and providers of port services. A port works as an “engine” for economic development. This book provides a detailed discussion of port freight service users, such as freight water and land carriers, that have their ships and vehicles serviced and their cargoes unloaded by ports, as well as passenger services such as ferry carriers which are serviced by ferry passenger ports. This text continues to enhance our understanding of port economics by exploring the economic theories,…
Author(s): Wayne K. Talley

7. The Sea Section: The #1 Guide to Maritime Law, Nautical Issues, & Private Ocean Disputes (2019)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionDo you love the sea? Are you a fan of the ocean? Whether you’re a Maritime Law student / researcher or just an observer of the big blue water on our planet, this is the book for you! With five incredible chapters, this book takes you through the history of Maritime Law, the features of Nautical Issues, and much more. It even features a comprehensive list of the primary higher education institutions in the world where you can obtain a degree in Maritime Law / Studies! Brought to you by three major sea-lovers, this book is certain to make a nice addition to your maritime bookshelf. And if this is your first maritime book, then…
Author(s): Robinson LLM, Austin, Gleim PhD, Connor, et al.

8. Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey (2016)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionAn estimated three thousand shipwrecks lie off the coast of New Jersey–but these icy waters hold more mysteries than sunken hulls. Ancient arrowheads found on the shoreline of Sandy Hook reveal Native American settlement before the land was flooded by melting glaciers. In 1854, 240 passengers of the New Era clipper ship met their fate off Deal Beach. Nobody knows what happened to two hydrogen bombs the United States Air Force lost near Atlantic City in 1957. Lessons from such tragic wrecks and dangerous missteps urged the development of safer ships and the U.S. Coast Guard. Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz uncovers…
Author(s): Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz

9. Random Seas And Design Of Maritime Structures (3Rd Edition) (Advanced Ocean Engineering) (2010)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionRandom waves are the most important constituent of the sea environment, as they make the design of maritime structures quite different from that of structures on land. In this book, the concept of random waves for the design of breakwaters, seawalls, and harbor structures is fully explored for easy comprehension by practicing engineers. Theoretical aspects are also discussed in detail for further studies by graduate students and researchers. #1,331,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #248 in Marine Engineering #290 in Hydraulics (Books) #115 in Engineering Design Would you…
Author(s): Yoshimi Goda

10. Maritime Logistics: A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management (2015)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionGlobalization and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international transport and logistics and, consequently, the expansion of the maritime industry.  The dramatic changes in the mode of world trade and cargo transportation make it more important than ever to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. Maritime Logistics examines the latest development, knowledge, and practices taking place in logistics and supply chains within the port and shipping…
Author(s): Dong-Wook Song, Photis M. Panayides

11. OSHA Maritime Regulations Book, January 2019 (2019)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionUpdated Through January 2019 Mancomm’s OSHA Maritime Regulations is an easy-to-read book made with RegLogic, which takes the difficulty out of navigating and using government regulations. In this updated Maritime resource, you will find safety and health regulations on longshoring, shipyards, and seaports. Contains 29 CFR OSHA parts 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1920 Book Details: 8.5″ x 11″ softcover book Enhanced with RegLogic 302 pages 10 illustrations 80 tables 18 forms…
Author(s): Mancomm

12. Maritime Taiwan: Historical Encounters with the East and the West (2009)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionFor centuries the island of Taiwan, 100 miles off the Asian mainland, has been a crossroads for traders and settlers, pirates and military schemers from around the world. Unlike China, with its long tradition of keeping foreigners out, Taiwan has a long history of interaction, both hostile and friendly, with other seafaring nations near and far. “Maritime Taiwan” captures the full drama and details of this remarkable history. It’s filled with fascinating stories of foreign adventurers and echoes the bitter songs of Taiwan’s aboriginal population, confronted by the convergence of different maritime cultures and values on the island.Here are…
Author(s): Shih-Shan Henry Tsai

13. Statutory Supplement to Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States, Third Edition (2015)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionThe supplement to Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States, Third Edition, remains in the same easy-to-navigate format as the previous supplements. The supplement features virtually all of the statutory material that a typical student would wish to consult in working through the materials in the casebook. #1,021,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38 in Maritime Law (Books) #7782 in Law (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): David W. Robertson, Steven F. Friedell, et al.

14. Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island (Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best Maritime Books Worth Your AttentionLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the waterfront in Halifax, gorge on lobster at a local town hall and relive your childhood in the home of Anne of Green Gables; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled….
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Korina Miller, et al.

Best Maritime Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some maritime books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Maritime Informatics

Author(s): Mikael Lind, Michalis Michaelides, Robert Ward, Richard Thomas Watson
ID: 2816850, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management on the Historic and Arabian Trade Routes

Author(s): Robert Parthesius, Jonathan Sharfman
ID: 2854163, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative, Africa, and the Middle East: Feats, Freezes, and Failures

Author(s): Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
ID: 2883546, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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