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  • The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768?1820, Volume 5by Neil Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 200.00

    Following his participation in James Cook's circumnavigation in HMS Endeavour (1768-71), Joseph Banks developed an extensive global network of scientists and explorers. His correspondence shows how he developed effective working links with the British Admiralty and with the generation of naval officers who sailed after Cook. more...

  • The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768?1820, Volume 3by Neil Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 200.00

    Following his participation in James Cook's circumnavigation in HMS Endeavour (1768-71), Joseph Banks developed an extensive global network of scientists and explorers. His correspondence shows how he developed effective working links with the British Admiralty and with the generation of naval officers who sailed after Cook. more...

  • The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768?1820, Volume 6by Neil Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 200.00

    Following his participation in James Cook's circumnavigation in HMS Endeavour (1768-71), Joseph Banks developed an extensive global network of scientists and explorers. His correspondence shows how he developed effective working links with the British Admiralty and with the generation of naval officers who sailed after Cook. more...

  • The World of Patrick O'Brianby Dean King

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 34.99

    In these three companion books to Patrick O?Brian?s novels, and a biography of the author, Dean King proves himself an authority on maritime writers and their work. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why... more...

  • A Brush with the Chinese and What Came of itby G. A. Henty

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    It was early in December that H.M.S. Perseus was cruising off the mouth of the Canton River. War had been declared with China in consequence of her continued evasions of the treaty she had made with us, and it was expected that a strong naval force would soon gather to bring her to reason. In the meantime the ships on the station had a busy time of... more...

  • Blackbeardby B. Barker

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    Blackbeard was one of the most feared and notorious of the historical pirates. His ledged still resonates some three hundred years after his bloody and courageous end. Here is his fantastic story of piracy, loyalty, and betrayal. more...

  • Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuraiby Tonio Andrade; Xing Hang; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 69.00

    Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00

    The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Prologue The Gauntlet   The Ancient Babylonians called her Ishtar, to the Greeks she was Aphrodite and to the Romans Venus ? goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. She is the brightest star in the night sky and visible even on a clear day. Some saw her as the harbinger of morning and evening, of new seasons or portentous times. She reigns as... more...