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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the "Madonna"), to a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in the Americas. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars, the winds, the currents, and even of migratory flights. They also used hand-painted maps, which, although certainly summary, were marvellously... more...
- SPIE 2006; US$ 75.00
This book will guide you in the use of remote sensing for military and intelligence gathering applications. It is a must read for students working on systems acquisition or for anyone interested in the products derived from remote sensing systems. R. C. Olsen of the Naval Postgraduate School offers an eclectic description of the technologies and underlying... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28
On 15 April 2012, 100 years will have passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger... more...
- Sheridan House 1995; US$ 15.99
Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup?a solo circumnavigation of the world?when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three months later in Tahiti. Moitessier himself recounts the story of his personal quest in lyrical and though-provoking prose. more...
- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 86.00
Integrating a discussion of the application of quantitative methods with practical examples, this book explains the philosophy of the new quantitative methodologies and contrasts them with the methods associated with geography's `Quantitative Revolution' of the 1960s. Key issues discussed include: the nature of modern quantitative geography; spatial... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...