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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    The sea life is embedded in Christian Lamb?s DNA. In this delightful memoir she takes her readers on board with her, chronicling her adventures as she cruises the world, to every continent and across every sea, spanning a lifetime. As a passionate plantswoman, an inquisitive historian, and an insatiable traveller, Christian follows the routes of... more...

  • A Man Most Drivenby Peter Firstbrook

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    "A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews ... more...

  • Encounters of a Wayward Sailorby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling... more...

  • 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$ 65.01

    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 Kapitänen 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...

  • Giants of the Seasby Aaron Saunders

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 27.50

    The cruise ship market is a 30 billion-dollar industry, and in 2013 it is estimated that it will carry more than 20 million passengers; nor is there any sign of a slow down in the seven percent annual growth. What keeps the passengers coming in such huge numbers isn't the food, the ports or the entertainment. They come for the magnificent floating... 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...

  • 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...