Carr, Michael W. 1999. Weather Predicting Simplified. New York: International Marine. An excellent handbook on weather for the sailor or mariner.
Carrier, Jim. 2001. The Ship and the Storm—Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome. New York: International Marine/McGraw-Hill. Hurricane (Mitch) that seemed to stalk a modern tall ship, the Fantome.
Chapman, Charles F. 1976. Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling, 52nd ed. New York: The Hearst Corporation, Motor Boating and Sailing Division. The bible of all sailors and boat captains.
Coles, K. Adlard (revised by Peter Bruce). 1996. Heavy Weather Sailing. Camden, ME: International Marine. A classic book about yacht handling in gales.
Couper, Alistair, ed. 1983. The Times Atlas of the Oceans. New York: Van Nostrand Rheinhold.
Cummins, John. 1978. The Voyage of Christopher Columbus—Columbus’ Own Journal of Discovery Newly Restored and Translated. New York: St. Martin’s Press. An annotated version of Columbus’ log from his first trip to America.
Dudley, Walter C., and Min Lee. 1998. Tsunami! 2nd ed. A Latitude 20 Book. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. History of tsunamis with emphasis on the Pacific region, Alaska, and Hawaii. Description of tsunami warning systems and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
Dyson, John. 1991. Columbus for Gold, God and Glory. New York: Simon & Schuster. History of Columbus and his discovery of the New World.
Farrington, Tony. 1996. Rescue in the Pacific—A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm. Camden, ME: International Marine. The story of a weather bomb and its unexpected impact on a sailing regatta from New Zealand to the island of Tonga.
Finney, Ben. 1994. Voyage of Rediscovery—A Cultural Odyssey Through Polynesia. Berkeley: University of California Press. Thorough treatment of ancient Polynesian sailing and navigation techniques, along with a description of the Hokule’a’s various trips.
Flayhart, William Henry III. 2003. Perils of the Atlantic—Steamship Disasters, 1850 to Present. New York: W. W. Norton. Story of the SS Pennsylvania and other steamship disasters.
Frazier, Kendrick. 1979. The Violent Face of Nature—Severe Phenomena and Natural Disasters. New York: William Morrow. Discusses storms, earthquakes, flooding, and so on, along with forecasting and warning systems, disaster preparation, and response.
Frump, Robert. 2001. Until the Sea Shall Free Them—Life, Death and Survival in the Merchant Marine. New York: Doubleday. Detailed account of the Marine Electric disaster.
Goss, Michael, and George Behe. 1994. Lost At Sea—Ghost Ships and Other Mysteries. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. Discussion of the SS Waratah incident.
Hendrickson, Robert. 1984. The Ocean Almanac. New York: Doubleday. A compendium of miscellaneous facts about ships and the oceans.
Herodotus. 1972. The Histories. Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt. London: Penguin Books. A famous Greek tourist tells of his travels in the ancient world.