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  • Christopher Columbusby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Long before he made his fateful crossing of the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus learned his seamanship as a young man in the Mediterranean and then in the service of the King of Portugal. But soon his eyes turned to the ocean and what lay beyond. Opposition to his idea of finding the East by sailing west was based on differing ideas of the size--and... more...

  • Hell on Iceby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The thrilling adventure of one crew?s harrowing journey back from the earth?s most foreboding frozen hell In the 1870s, newspaperman James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald drummed up excitement and publicity for his paper through highly publicized missions of exploration. In 1879, Bennett?s idea for a voyage was his most audacious to date:... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 75.00

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Albert von le Coq (1860-1930)by Michael Knüppel; Alois von Tongerloo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Turkologist, archeologist, and ethnologist Albert von Le Coq (1860?1930) is considered a founder of modern Manichean scholarship. For the first time, this volume presents an annotated edition of Le Coq?s letters to his scientific colleague Willi Bang Kaup, written between 1909 and 1914. It reveals Le Coq?s role in rediscovering Mani and reveals... more...

  • One Small Stepby David Whitehouse

    Quercus 2013; US$ 22.99

    Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, and even top-secret documents from the former Soviet Union, with many revelations appearing in print for the very first time,. One Small Step shows space travel as it's never been seen before and those who read it will... more...

  • Finding Longitude: How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problemby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. more...

  • Finding Longitude: How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problemby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • A Wind from the Northby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Before Columbus, before Vespucci, before Drake, there was Henry the Navigator. Pirate hunter, intrepid explorer, ship designer and much more, Henry was one of the great innovators in the age of discovery. Yet the scope of his contribution to our world is often overshadowed by other figures. But Bradford brings the gripping tale of this pioneer to... more...