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  • 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...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 159.00

    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...

  • Auszeit vom Lebenby Nici Martini

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Einmal im Leben ausbrechen und Zeit für sich selbst nehmen. Nici fliegt alleine auf ihre Lieblingsinsel, ohne zu wissen, was auf sie zukommt. Auf der Reise stellt sie sich den Fragen des Lebens und erfährt so manche Überraschung. Wird sie ihr Glück finden? 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...

  • Captain Cookby Vanessa Collingridge

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels,... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Coast: Our Island Storyby Nicholas Crane

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Diplomacy at Seaby James Kraska

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    This volume provides a concise introduction to the issues and debates regarding modern piracy, including naval operations, law, and diplomacy, and focuses on the recent surge of attacks off the coasts of Africa and Asia. more...

  • Cruise Confidentialby Brian David Bruns

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 14.95

    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... more...

  • Cruise Operations Managementby Philip Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Cruise Operations Management: Hospitality Perspectives provides a comprehensive and contextualized overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. As well as providing a background to the cruise industry, it also looks deeper into the management issues providing a practical guide for both students and professionals alike. Since the first... more...