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  • Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sitesby Joel Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]by Stephen Stein

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even today, 95 percent of the cargo that enters and... more...

  • Boats, Ships and Shipyardsby Carlo Beltrame

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 34.06

    From sewn planked boats in Early Dynastic Egypt to Late Roman wrecks in Italy, and the design of Venetian Merchant Galleys, this huge volume gathers together fifty-three papers presenting new research on the archaeology and history of ancient ships and shipbuilding traditions. The papers have been grouped into several thematic sections, including:... 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...

  • Descentby Brad Matsen

    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...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    ?An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision.? ? Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the dark years following the Civil War, America?s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    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...