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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available
Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesota?s Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boat?which meant scrambling to rejoin... more...
- New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99
A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously astray. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99
In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside?and sometimes in command of?their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one... more...
- 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 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making... more...