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  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; Colin Thubron; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    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 awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...

  • Pirate Womenby Laura Sook Duncombe

    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...

  • Into a Raging Seaby Bernie Webber; Michael Tougias

    Good Night Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered... more...

  • Through the Brazilian Wildernessby Theodore Roosevelt

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 14.95

    "Roosevelt has been able to add one more excellent volume to a list which is already a praiseworthy record." ? The New York Times "An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story ... that the many-sided former president of the United States has produced." ? The Boston Transcript Here is the tale of the famed conservationist... more...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanbut America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...

  • Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sitesby Joel Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.00

    Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming. more...

  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 24.00

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...

  • Histoire de l'océan Indienby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Indien avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Autant et plus encore que la Méditerranée, mère de l'Occident, l'océan Indien apparaît comme un gigantesque foyer de cultures et de civilisations tout aussi importantes, comme le carrefour immémorial des immenses aires culturelles de l'Extrême-Orient, de... more...

  • Histoire de l'océan Atlantiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Atlantique avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! On rencontre, dès l'Antiquité, le mot «Atlantique» pour désigner le grand océan qui se trouve à l'ouest de l'Europe. Selon Hérodote, ce nom lui viendrait du peuple des Atlantes, qui habitait le Maroc. La dénomination disparut au Moyen Âge. On lui préféra... more...

  • The Salvagerby Mary Frances Doner

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    First published in 1958, The Salvager is both a narrative history of Great Lakes shipping disasters of 1880?1950 and the life story of Captain Thomas Reid, who operated one of the region?s largest salvaging companies during that era.  The treacherous shoals, unpredictable storms, and sub-zero temperatures of the Great Lakes have always posed special... more...