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- F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95
Are you exhausted just from thinking about planning your next family vacation? Does your spouse seek adventure while you just want to relax? Does your teenager sleep until noon and then nap by the pool while your toddler is and running up at the crack of dawn? Is it impossible to choose a restaurant that will satisfy everyone in your family? Then... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 11.95
Children are fascinated with sailing ships, lighthouses, whaling, shipwrecks, and mutinies, and these 50-plus activities will provide them with a boatful of fun. This activity guide shows kids what life was like for the greenhands, old salts, and captains on the high seas during the great age of sail in the 19th century: aboard square-riggers, clippers,... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 27.78
'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom had it demonstrated so convincingly or with such clarity.' Paul Little North & South Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
A one-of-a-kind analysis of ocean cruising! In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, noted author Arthur Asa Berger turns his critical eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This academically solid yet reader-friendly book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject, examining ocean cruising from economic, semiotic,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.00
Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.67
Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy, his great-great nephew, has re-created that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beara Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 35.00
In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 12.67
The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...
- Tiller Publishing 2000; US$ 11.99
From surviving torpedos in WWII to pioneering the Caribbean charter trade, this autobiography plots an exciting voyage across four decades of Boudreau's passion for sailing and schooners. This account describes his adventures under sail, from a confrontation with a 65-foot rogue wave and a fight with drug pirates in the Bahamas to an eerie encounter... more...