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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

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  • Salt Storyby Sarah Drummond

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    In this warm, lively, salty account of living on and by the sea, Drummond writes of fishing and feuds, of life as an apprentice fisherwoman, and of all the fish that got away. Salt Story pays homage to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere. Praise for the Book ‘Too few writers capture the essence of now: the flavour, smell,... more...

  • The Lost Fleetby Barry Clifford; Kenneth Kinkor

    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...

  • Coast: Our Island Storyby Nicholas Crane

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.27

    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...

  • The Ottoman Age of Explorationby Giancarlo Casale

    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...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    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...

  • Uncertain Beginningsby Jim Bain

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the late 1400s, under the leadership of Prince Henry the Navigator, Portugal developed into a leader in the discovery of new oceans and islands. However, in 1580, the Spanish invaded Portugal and the country became subservient to the Spanish Crown. Spain also had its set-backs: the disastrous voyage of Magellan in 1520 to 1523, with its terrible... more...

  • Cruise Sector Challengesby Philip Gibson; Alexis Papathanassis; Petra Milde

    Springer 2011; US$ 69.95

    This textbook presents a compendium of important issues that were discussed at the 2nd International Cruise Conference in Plymouth (UK) between the 18th and 20th February 2010. The focus of the conference was to consider emerging issues, problems and solutions for the cruise industry at a time when trading conditions were perceived to be highly volatile. more...

  • White Sails Became Meby Nicholas F. Starace

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 8.90

    In White Sails Became Me, a modern-day renaissance man takes you on a worldwide journey living more adventure than most people dare to dream. more...

  • Cruise Confidentialby Brian David Bruns

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 14.95

    In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they?re assaulted... more...

  • The Last Time Around Cape Hornby William F. Stark; Peter Stark

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 13.00

    A memorable tale of adventure on the turbulent seas of the Great Southern and Atlantic oceans?on one of the most historic voyages of our time?finds its way into paperback. This is William F. Stark?s engrossing memoir of the last leg of the Grain Race, and the Pamir?s rounding of fearsome Cape Horn?the storm-tossed tip of South America just 600 miles... more...