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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

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  • Essential Little Cruise Bookby Jim West; Ann Burgess

    Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Cruise offerings abound, but making the most of your experience takes information that is harder to come by. The Essential Little Cruise Book , now in its fourth edition, is a compact collection of cruise wisdom. It holds everything you need to know for a perfect vacation at sea and answers such questions as how do you snag the best cabin in... more...

  • Blue Horizonsby Beth 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...

  • Ocean Travel and Cruisingby Kaye Sung Chon; Arthur Asa Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    A one-of-a-kind analysis of ocean cruising! In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, noted author Arthur Asa Berger turns his critical eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This academically solid yet reader-friendly book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject, examining ocean cruising from economic, semiotic,... more...

  • Cruise Vacations for Mature Travelersby Kerry Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    If you're one of the more than five million people who will go on a cruise vacation this year, you may be wondering how to choose between the many cruise lines, ships, and destinations that are available. You may be looking for a cruise geared towards adults, one where both you and the grandkids can have fun, or a cruise on which singles are catered... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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

    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...