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  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.95

    David Hays coauthor, My Old Man and the Sea Joan Druett's She Captains sweeps across the decks as a gale of tales -- saucy, surprising, always seaworthy. A sparkling voyage. more...

  • Rough Medicineby Joan Druett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Druett recounts the daily grind surgeons on nineteenth-century whaling ships faced: the rudimentary tools they used, the treatments they had at their disposal, the sorts of people they encountered in their travels, and the dangers they faced under the harsh conditions of life at sea. more...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    David Hays coauthor, My Old Man and the Sea Joan Druett's She Captains sweeps across the decks as a gale of tales -- saucy, surprising, always seaworthy. A sparkling voyage. more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95

    "A compelling fact-upon-fact style that lets the men's incremental accomplishments and unlikely survival supply the drama."--News & Observer more...

  • In the Wake of Madnessby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain... more...

  • Hen Frigatesby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.99

    CONTENTS Introduction CHAPTER ONE. The Honeymooners CHAPTER TWO. At Sea CHAPTER THREE. Sex and the Seafaring Wife CHAPTER FOUR. Children at Sea CHAPTER FIVE. Small Ladies CHAPTER SIX. Ship Kitchens CHAPTER SEVEN. Occupational Therapy CHAPTER EIGHT. Medical Matters CHAPTER NINE. Hazards of the Sea CHAPTER TEN. Dropping Anchor CHAPTER ELEVEN. On Shore... more...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    David Hays coauthor, My Old Man and the Sea Joan Druett's She Captains sweeps across the decks as a gale of tales -- saucy, surprising, always seaworthy. A sparkling voyage. more...

  • Tupaiaby Joan Druett

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 25.97

    The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. '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... more...

  • A Watery Graveby Joan Druett

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The year is 1838, and after more than ten years in the planning, the famous United States Exploring Expedition is set to launch into uncharted waters from the coast of Virginia. A convoy of seven ships filled with astronomers, mapmakers, naturalists, and the sailors charged with getting them around the world, the "Ex. Ex." is finally underway, with... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of miles from civilisation, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same bleak deserted island in a true story of human nature at its best - and at its worst. more...

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