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  • 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...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • One Small Stepby David Whitehouse

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; US$ 16.35

    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...

  • Ostpreußenby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2014; US$ 18.15

    Ostpreußen ist bis heute ein Mythos. Hermann Pölking macht die Geschichte dieses Landstrichs erlebbar und verständlich, indem er unzählige Augenzeugenberichte und Erinnerungen mit den historischen Fakten zum Panorama einer mehr als 700-jährigen Geschichte verwebt. Sein Buch ist - trotz aller sachlicher Distanz - emotional erzählt, weil es die Nähe... more...

  • Das Memellandby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 15.43

    Das Memelland war immer eine Region, in der Deutsche, Litauer, Kuren, Russen, Polen und viele andere aufeinander trafen. Hermann Pölking nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reise durch die Geschichte dieser europäischen Sehnsuchtslandschaft. Im Vordergrund stehen jeweils Orte, an denen heute noch die Vergangenheit spürbar wird: Von Nimmersatt, dem einst nördlichsten... more...

  • Ranch Life and the Hunting Trailby Theodore Roosevelt; Frederic Remington

    Boone and Crockett Club 2015; US$ 9.99

    I. The Cattle Country of the Far West II. Out on the Range III. The Home Ranch IV. The Round-Up V. Winter Weather VI. Frontier Types VII. Red and White on the Border VIII. Sheriff's Work on a Ranch IX. The Ranchman's Rifle on Crag and Prairie X. The Wapiti, or Round-Horned Elk XI. The Big-Horn Sheep XII.... more...

  • Kelly's Warby Jon Cooksey; Graham McKechnie; Steve Williams

    Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11

    In this remarkable book, historians Jon Cooksey and Graham McKechnie present the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower who was killed in action during the Great War. Frederick Kelly?s war diary, written between 1914 and 1916, has never been published in its entirety and is a wholly unique document of the... more...

  • Thirteenby Henry S. F. Cooper

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    ? Houston, we?ve had a problem here.? On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the... more...