Nicholls’s Seamanship and Nautical Knowledge, 29th Edition 2014  (eBook)

Published Date

January 2014

Nicholls’s Seamanship and Nautical Knowledge, 29th Edition 2014 (eBook)

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This publication has been recognised as a standard volume on nautical subjects since 1905. The new 29th edition (2014) has seen extensive revision and concentrates on legislative changes.

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While much basic information is unchanged, three new chapters are the result of splitting previous subjects and the addition of a chapter on environmental matters.


Chapter headings in the new edition are: Rope, Lifting Gear, Life-saving Appliances, Anchors and Cables, International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Maritime Buoyage System, Safety and Regulatory Information, Distress and Rescue, Firefighting, Ship Handling, Exceptional Circumstances, Ship Types and Cargo Operations, Maintenance, Ship Construction, Stability, Environmental Matters, Miscellaneous, Signalling.

The Company was established in a small way about 1850 as a retail stationery business, with initial premises on the south side of the River Clyde in Glasgow, next to the Railway terminus in Bridge Street. Later came moves to Drury Street, then to York Street and about the year 1908 to 52 Darnley Street, before a final one to the present premises at 4/10 Darnley Street, in December 1981.

The scope of the Company's publications was broadly increased so that they now covered every phase of sea life. Although too numerous to mention here, publications covered many aspects of nautical knowledge, which, by then had become far more of an exact science. The publishing activities of the company were not, however, limited to nautical affairs. When the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements started, the Company saw further scope for its activities and became connected with both Associations. Activities have since further expanded into the fields of Scottish literature and plays. The list of the latter is extensive and, judging by their successes in play festivals, has been made up with discrimination. Brown, Son and Ferguson are the leading play publishers in Scotland, with over 200 one act and 100 full length plays always in print.

Title: Nicholls’s Seamanship and Nautical Knowledge, 29th Edition 2014 (eBook)
Edition: Twenty Ninth
Number of Pages: 528
Product Code: BF1003EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-84927-051-9 (9781849270519), ISBN 10: 1-84927-051-1 (1849270511)
Published Date: January 2014

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