History book donation – new titles to come and read

Here at the Greenwich Maritime Institute we are very lucky to have some fantastic supporters.  Only today Micheal Clark,  a History student graduating in 2006, visited us to donate some wonderful books.  Micheal Clark has been a reviewer of titles for The Northern Mariner.

The Norther Mariner is a fully refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the North Atlantic and North Pacific. It publishes essays,notes and documents on a variety of naval and maritime history, including merchant shipping, maritime labour, naval history, shipbuilding, fishing, ports, trade, nautical archaeology and maritime societies. TNM/LMN is published quarterly by The Canadian Nautical Research Society in association with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)

One example title is : The rise of an early modern shipping industry, Whitby’s golden fleet, 1600-1750 by Rosalin Barker 

whitby book

 

The ancient but isolated town of Whitby has mad a huge contribution to the maritime history of Britain: Captain Cook learned sailing and navigation here; during the eighteenth century the town was a provider of an exceptionally large number of transport ships in wartime; an in the nineteenth century Whitby became a major whaling port.  This book examines how it came to be a such an important shipping center. 

All are welcome to come and read this title amongst others in our Greenwich Maritime Institute office at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s