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  • The Ottoman Age of Explorationby Giancarlo Casale

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    The Ottoman Age of Exploration tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's struggle with the Portuguese for control of the lucrative maritime trade routes of the sixteenth-century Indian Ocean. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans successfully created their own imperial dominion throughout maritime Asia. more...

  • Final Voyageby Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Everyone knows the story of the Titanic , but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The twentieth century was the age of the great ocean vessels, capable of carrying thousands of passengers, but it also became the age of unprecedented losses at sea.... more...

  • Encounters of a Wayward Sailorby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling... more...

  • Villains of All Nationsby Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Villains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who... more...

  • Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Diplomacy at Seaby James Kraska

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    In the past decade, the incidence of maritime piracy has exploded. The first three months of 2011 were the worst ever, with 18 ships hijacked, 344 crew taken hostage, and 7 crew members murdered. The four Americans on board the sailing vessel Quest were shot at point-blank range. The economic costs are also staggering, reaching $7 to $12 billion... more...

  • Captain Cookby Vanessa Collingridge

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels,... more...

  • North-East to Muscovyby Kit Mayers

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East. more...

  • World Hospitality and Tourism Trendsby Chandana Jayawardena; Richard Teare

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Trends (WHATT) This special issue explores the views of practitioners and educators on current human resource issues. Six of the articles are based on WHATTroundtable discussions held during 2004 in five locations: the USA, Scotland, Portugal, Barbados and China.Previously published in: International Journal of Contemporary... more...

  • Cruise Ship Tourismby R.K. Dowling

    CABI 2006; US$ 170.00

    This book explores the theory, issues, impacts and management considerations surrounding the growing industry of cruise tourism. It begins by giving an overview of the cruise industry, followed by chapters focusing on the increasing demand for cruising. more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    Two years before the mast were but an episode in the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; yet the narrative in which he details the experiences of that period is, perhaps, his chief claim to a wide remembrance. His services in other than literary fields occupied the greater part of his life, but they brought him comparatively small recognition and many... more...