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  • Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838?42by Nathaniel Philbrick

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. Due to the level of detail, maps are best viewed on a tablet. The dramatic story of the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world, this is a astounding tale of courage, arrogance and adventure on the high seas. more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Dragon Seaby Frank Pope

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.00

    Frank Pope pulls back the curtain on the intensely competitive underworld of shipwrecks in this thrilling story of treasure hunting gone wrong. When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound?dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel?teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream... 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...

  • 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...

  • Tall Ships and Tall Tales: a life of dancing with historyby Jonathan King

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    Over the last 40 years, Jonathan King has brought history to life, re-enacting events such as the First Fleet?s voyage across the high seas to Botany Bay, the mutiny against ship?s captain William Bligh on the Bounty , Matthew Flinders? troubled circumnavigation of Terra Australis , Ernest Shackleton?s death-defying dash across the icy waters of... 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...

  • Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500?1800by Daniela Bleichmar; Paula De Vos; Kristin Huffine; Kevin Sheehan

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    This volume is a collection of essays that examines the practices and aims of science in the early modern Spanish and Portuguese empires (ca. 1500-1800), situating them in their historical, cultural, social, and political context. more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...