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  • A Mile Downby David Vann

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 24.99

    Work so that you can keep working. It seemed a proposition that could easily end in suicide. I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me, but this boat could. David Vann has loved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck... more...

  • 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...

  • Cruising the Eastern Caribbeanby Diane Rapp; Laura Rapp

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book offers comprehensive coverage of vessels that cruise the region and what they offer--service, cabin details, amenities, passenger/crew ratio, dining options and itineraries. The guide covers: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas & Martinique. The author tells you how to get the most... 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...

  • The Unofficial Guide to Cruisesby Kay Showker

    Wiley 2010; US$ 23.99

    In keeping with the Unofficial Guide philosophy, this book pulls no punches as it reports on the nitty-gritty details of more than 100 cruise lines and 500 ships, ranking each for value and quality. The authors reveal industry secrets for getting the lowest possible fares, share helpful hints for getting the cabin you want most at a price you... more...

  • Coast: Our Island Storyby Nicholas Crane

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.60

    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 Way Of A Shipby Derek Lundy

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.41

    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... 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...