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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

  • Ned Myersby James Fenimore Cooper

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Quebec-born Ned Myers was a fascinating character who knew he was destined for a life on the sea from an early age. Orphaned as a young boy, Myers ran away to New York City at the tender age of 11 to fulfill his dream. On one of his voyages, Myers made the acquaintance of American author James Fenimore Cooper, who was so taken with this salty sea dog... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    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 her... more...

  • PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Callby Dave Marx; Jennifer Marx

    PassPorter Travel Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    This 12th edition offers an unprecedented level of detail in a Disney Cruise guidebook, including in-depth coverage of the line's brand-new cruise ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, its presence in Alaska and the Mediterranean, and its 2015 ports of embarkation: Port Canaveral, Miami, San Juan, San Diego, Vancouver, Barcelona, Copenhagen,... more...

  • A Man Most Drivenby Peter Firstbrook

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    Named a Best Book of 2014 by The Providence Journal "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... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • Encounters of a Wayward Sailorby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleetby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 20.00

    Peter C. Smith presents us here with the second release in his visually splendid Cruise Ships series. Whilst his first book concerned itself with the large-scale ships currently cruising through our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and more) this volume focusses on the other end of the market; the ships that weigh in at less than 40,000 GT, but which... 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...

  • Giants of the Seasby Aaron Saunders

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00

    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...