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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

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  • Coast: Our Island Storyby Nicholas Crane

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.32

    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 tale... more...

  • The Ottoman Age of Explorationby Giancarlo Casale

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabedby Boris Dorschel; Andrew J. Wheeler; Xavier Monteys; Koen Verbruggen

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 129.43

    This colourful atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the NE Atlantic, it reveals many hidden features. more...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 9.99

    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 Pope... more...

  • Blue Horizonsby Beth A. Leonard

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 22.95

    Winner Of The National Outdoor Book Award For Literature When Beth Leonard and her partner, Evans Starzinger, returned from a three-year, 35,000 mile circumnavigation, they thought they were done with offshore voyaging. But neither realized how irrevocably they had been changed by their experience, nor how irresistible the siren song of the sea... 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...

  • The Seaby John Mack

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

    “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History , John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because... 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 Sector Challengesby Philip Gibson; Alexis Papathanassis; Petra Milde

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 70.59

    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...

  • Cruise Confidentialby Brian David Bruns

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 14.99

    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 nonstop... more...