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Causes and Consequences
Capt. Tuuli Messer-Bookman
•The only comprehensive guide tomaritime casualties and resulting international and domestic legislative reactions
• Chronologically tracks the improvements in maritime operations that resulted from studying casualties
• Features intriguing back-stories of many little known yet significant casualties that affected themaritime industry
Since the
disaster of 1912, the horrors of major maritime casualties have prompted international
conventions and domestic legislation, but the link between events and outcomes (which are often
separated by many years) is rarely understood by those working in the maritime industry. This book, the
only comprehensive guide to this link, sets forth the major casualties of the last hundred years and explains
resulting regulatory changes. Taking a macro-level view, it describes the trends and reactions across
decades, and how, over time, focus has shifted from equipment failures to people and their behaviors as the
primary cause of maritime casualties. Timely and thorough, it also explores the alarming increase in the
criminalization of maritime accidents, especially the relatively recent reclassification of pollution incidents
as “environmental crimes.” This book offers broad insight to the history, laws, and conventions that regulate
worldwide commercial maritime activity.
Capt. TuuliMesser-Bookman
has sailed over 300,000 nautical miles as a U.S. Merchant Marine officer
and holds a law degree from the University of San Francisco. She is a professor in theMarine Transportation
Department of the California Maritime Academy.
Size: 7" x 10" • 30 color & b/w photos • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87033-641-6 • hard cover • $34.99
HOW TO BUILD A FLATIRON SKIFF: Simple Steps Using Basic Tools
K. D. Jones
• A veteran teacher presents his traditional, minimalist boat-building technique
• Includes a brief history, a tutorial accompanied by 100+ photos, and suggested variations
• Build a beautiful boat for under $500
For the economical do-it-yourselfer who wants to build his or her own skiff, this instructionmanual relies on
simple techniques and hand-powered tools and shows how to make a boat in a minimum amount of time.
Start your flatiron skiff in the spring and be on the water by summer. Boat-building instructor K.D. Jones
explains his “Thoreau Approach,” which involves learning to trust your instincts like craftsmen of centuries
past as you use your eyes and hands to build simple, elegant, functional boats. The book includes lists of
recommended tools and accessories, design variations, instructional photographs and drawings, and a little
history about this underappreciated type of boat, named for its resemblance in shape to an antique cast-iron
press. The use of these traditional methods and of local materials not only reduces construction costs but
also prevents exposure to toxic adhesives and solvents.
K. D. Jones
returned to his love for wooden boats—first encountered as a child in theWest Fork of theWhite
River in Indiana—after a career in aerospace. He lives with his wife, Barbara, near the Potomac in Virginia.
Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" • 105 color photos & 11 drawings • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4885-3 • soft cover • $19.99
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