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  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    A compendium of fascinating information about the great waters that cover two-thirds of our Earth and the men and women that sailed them. more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery?an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world. Since its invention in 1759, a mariner's most prized... more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Breverton?s Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... more...

  • Harry Peckham's Tourby Harry Peckham; Martin Brayne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rouen and Calais. more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Storyby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, 'Lost in Shangri-La' is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission. more...

  • Holy Warby Nigel Cliff

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    A sweeping historical epic and a radical new interpretation of Vasco da Gama?s groundbreaking voyages, seen as a turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam In 1498 a young captain sailed from Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies and, with it, access to the fabled... more...

  • Cookby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 20.49

    The new biography of Captain James Cook from Rob Mundle, the bestselling author of FATAL STORM, BLIGH and FLINDERS and master storyteller of adventure history. Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled... more...

  • Cooper's Creekby Alan Moorehead

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek... more...