The Sea, the Sky and Dublin Port, RMS Lusitania and Warships, U-Boats & Liners - A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters

The Sea, the Sky and Dublin Port, 

Trade through the port of Dublin has driven the prosperity of the city for a thousand years. In tracking the history of Dublin Port, Ian Elliott splices the story of its development with the age-long search for accurate ways of measuring time that would allow seafarers to navigate safely across oceans. As ancient water clocks evolved into atomic clocks, Dublin Port was transformed too. He delves into time, clocks and navigation, the Dunsink Observatory and its astronomy, atomic time and the global positioning system, and much more.

 In this richly illustrated book, Elliott tells the story of Dublin port’s visionary public servants and engineers, and of the pioneering astronomers and stargazers whose life work molded a perilous medieval landfall into a modern, living sport.

RMS Lusitania

The Story of a Wreck.

The RMS Lusitania was the largest and fastest ocean-going liner in the world when launched in 1906 — a wonder of the age. Given the dramatic circumstances of its loss its fame is second only to that of the RMS Titanic. Much has been written on the history of the ship — its tragic sinking with great loss of life as well as the mysteries and controversies surrounding the speed of its sinking; whether or not it was carrying contraband goods and its legitimacy as a target of war. This book provides a fresh approach to the story by drawing on new research, a multitude of available sources, state-of-the-art 3D multibeam imagery of the wreck and documents the 2015 commemorative events marking the centenary of the loss of this once great liner. Expertise from the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute of Ireland in collaboration with the National Monuments Service and the National Museum of Ireland is drawn upon, combined with contributions from independent researchers, divers and a variety of specialists. The book discusses the historical, archaeological and cultural significance of one of the world’s most important shipwrecks and the result is a beautifully illustrated book that explores all aspects of the Lusitania story.

Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) is the National Earth Science Agency and a division of DCCAE. The GSI’s work involves creating a broad range of products, including maps, reports and databases, and acts as a knowledge base and project partner in all aspects of Irish geology. Marine Institute (MI) is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland. MI is a joint partner in the INFOMAR programme

Warships, U-Boats & Liners - A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters


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  • ISBN: 978-1-9161375-3-0
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €49.00

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