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Wednesday's Book Review: "A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering"

A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering. By Edgar C. Smith. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1938, paperback 2013.

This is quite an old book; it was published originally in 1938 and generally unavailable until this paperback reprint in 2013 except in libraries. 255 more words

History

The fishing fleet the Americans built for the Soviets

We are feeling quite efficient these days, always pleasant. The book is actually going quite well and we are tossing around the word “deadline” without flinching very much, which perhaps is not wise. 728 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Holy City Creative and Technical Arts

                               

     Please join us for a Parents’ Interest Meeting for a Higher Order Thinking Home Education Enrichment Program  beginning fall 2015.   Classes for students will be offered from a Christ-Centered historical core, in Technology and Creativity.   150 more words

Creativity

Birth of the COBB – January 1950

 

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 25                     Nov 12, 2014

The John N. Cobb’s external design was based on the large seiners that worked the California coast during the winter harvesting sardine and in the summer, Alaska, to capture herring. 904 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Exhibits fill the November calendar!

JHU Press and Project MUSE will be represented this month at a dozen conferences and academic meetings around the world. Follow the links for more information. 193 more words

Journals

Thinking about display and design at the Smithsonian

Guest post by Robert C. Post

On the dust jacket of my book, Who Owns America’s Past, there is a blurb from Dr. Deborah Douglas, Director of Collections at the MIT Museum and a marvelous historian. 800 more words

American History

"The Path Between the Seas - The Creation of the Panama Canal 1879-1914" by David McCullough

I spent weeks reading this book (with a few fiction side trips) and it was well worth it. It took me a while to realize McCullough was the author of the wonderful book on the Brooklyn Bridge I read fifteen years ago. 538 more words