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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

  • 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...

  • Seefahrer!by Josef Johannes Schmid

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 21.88

    Seefahrer ? nach wie vor geht von diesem Wort eine besondere Faszination aus. Das Individuum und das Meer, die Herausforderung und der Kampf, die oftmals romantischen Vorstellungen von Seeschlachten und Entdeckerleben, von Piraten und Meuterern, von heroischen Kapitšnen und einsamen Seeleuten, letztlich aber auch die Entdeckung neuer Horizonte sind... more...

  • The Annotated Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana; Rod Scher

    Sheridan House 2013; US$ 14.99

    Two Years Before the Mast is a classic travel narrative which inspired canonical works like Moby Dick and Sailing Alone Around the World . As he follows Richard Henry Dana (a Harvard dropout-turned-sailor) on his voyages around North America (encountering racial injustices and struggling through the battered life of a foremast crewman),... 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...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Piratesby Jill Eddison

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    In the Medieval Period the English Channel was an especialy perilous stretch of water. It has two distinct (and often conflicting) functions. It was a rich commercial seaway, on which the rising economy of the known world depended. At the same time it was a wide, lawless, political frontier between two belligerent monarchies, whose kings encouraged... more...

  • From Raft to Raftby Bengt Danielsson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Not since the fantastic story of the Kon-Tiki expedition has there appeared such as exciting saga of a primitive raft expedition across the Pacific for scientific investigation. From Raft to Raft tells the incredible, suspenseful drama of the dangerous voyage led by Eric de Bisschop from Tahiti to Chile and back to Polynesia?a foray twice as long... more...

  • North-East to Muscovyby Kit Mayers

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    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...

  • The Great Oceanby David Igler

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The Pacific of the early eighteenth century was not a single ocean but a vast and varied waterscape, a place of baffling complexity, with 25,000 islands and seemingly endless continental shorelines. But with the voyages of Captain James Cook, global attention turned to the Pacific, and European and American dreams of scientific exploration, trade,... 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...