Neil Baird

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.

BOOK REVIEW: The Ships Atlas – 17th Edition


Edited by Ira Pielow

It’s been a long time between drinks! The last Ships Atlas seen by your reviewer was the 5th Edition. There is no doubt the publication has come a long way in the meantime. It even includes a very useful “Findaport” CD-Rom.

BOOK REVIEW: The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual – The Official Field-Manuals for Espionage, Spycraft and Counter-Intelligence

Edited by Philip Parker

A fascinating little book full of wonderful ideas and techniques that could just as well prove to be useful in business as in war. Imagine, who could do with a lock-picking outfit, for example? What about a surveillance receiver or a tiny camera? Maybe a silenced Walther PPK pistol? Or a tear gas pen?

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