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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story.
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The Cruise Handbook

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by Lonely Planet
Exploring the frozen Alaskan wilderness; spotting elephants and lions on a Botswana river safari; sailing through the mighty fjords in Scandinavia and New Zealand; island-hopping the Caribbean, rich in colonial plazas and white sand beaches. Cruising has never been more diverse.
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The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

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by Coates, Ben
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses ...
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How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

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by Gooley, Tristan
A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in 'How To Read Water', Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
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Estuary: Out from London to the Sea

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by Lichtenstein, Rachel
Out at the eastern edge of England, between land and ocean, you will find beautiful, haunted salt marshes, coastal shallows and wide-open skies: the Thames Estuary. The estuary is an ancient gateway to England, a passage for numberless travellers in and out of London. And for generations, the people of Kent and Essex have lived and worked on the Estuary, learning its waters, losing loved ones to its deeps. ...
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From Source to Sea: Notes from a 215-Mile Walk Along the River Thames

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by Chesshyre, Tom
Over the years, authors, artists and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames, and now travel writer Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps.
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Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World

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by Moore, Peter
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - an alluring combination of history, adventure and science From Johnson's Dictionary to campaigns for liberty, the Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. `Endeavour' was also the name given to a commonplace, coal-carrying vessel bought by the Roy...
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The Deep

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by Rogers, Alex
There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious . . .
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The Pull of the River

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by Matt Gaw
Tales of escape and adventure on Britain's waterways In The Pull of the River two foolhardy explorers do what we would all love to do: they turn their world upside down and seek adventure on their very own doorstep. In a handsome, homemade canoe, painted a joyous nautical red the colour of Mae West's lips, Matt and his friend James delve into a watery landscape that invites us to see the world through...
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Afloat: A Memoir

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by Couchman, Danie
Danie Couchman grew up on the move, her family never staying still long enough for her to say where she's from. At twenty-five, and living in her seventeenth home, she finds herself drowning in the rush of London life, and makes an impulsive decision: to buy a narrowboat and make it her home.
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The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks

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by Lewis-Jones, Huw
The sea has been an endless source of fascination, at once both alluring and mysterious, a place of wonder and terror. The Sea Journal contains first-hand records by a great range of travellers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands, full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils. In this remarkable gathering of private journals, log books, letters and diaries, we follow the voyage...
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The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel

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by Gange, David
"This is the book that has been wanting to be written for decades: the ragged fringe of Britain as a laboratory for the human spirit" Adam Nicolson
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The Lonely Sea and Sky

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by Chichester Sir Francis

The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe

Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with ten pounds in his pocket. He tried his hand at a number of ill-fated careers--a boxer, shepherd, lumberjack, and gold prospector, to name a few--before returnin...

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Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

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by Humphreys, Richard
"An utterly fascinating and wonderfully detailed insight into the hidden - and frequently disorientating and claustrophobic - world of the modern submarine." James Holland
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Sea Room

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by Adam Nicolson
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be given your own remote islands? Thirty years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson. Aged 21, Nicolson inherited the Shiants, three lonely Hebridean islands set in a dangerous sea off the Isle of Lewis. With only a stone bothy for accommodation and half a million puffins for company, he found himself in charge of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The st...
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Leviathan or, The Whale

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by Philip Hoare
In Leviathan, or The Whale, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare explores his own passion for whales and charts the troubled history of their relationship with man. He seeks to discover, on his own journey from the north of England to Cape Cod - and finally into the middle of the Atlantic - exactly why these strange, beautiful, and mysterious animals still exercise such a hold on our collective imaginations.
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Voyage of the Beagle

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by Charles Darwin
‘In England any person fond of natural history enjoys a great advantage … but in these fertile climates, teeming with life, the attractions are so numerous, that he is scarcely able to walk at all’
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Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580

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by Crowley, Roger
"Empires of the Sea" shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war. Opening with the Ottoman victory in 1453 it is a breathtaking story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - and the larger picture of the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Coupled with dramatic set piece battles, a wealth of riveting first-hand accounts, epic momentum and a ter...
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A Short History of Seafaring

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by Lavery, Brian
For more than 5,000 years, the sea has challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors who set forth to explore it. This history of the sea and sailing tells the remarkable story of those individuals–whether they lived to tell the tale themselves or not. From the early Polynesian seafarers and the first full circumnavigations of the globe, to explorers picking their way through the coral reefs o...
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Reeds Introductions: Principles of Earth Observation for Marine Engineering Applications

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by Lavers, Christopher (Senior Lecturer, Br
Reeds Introductions: Principles of Earth Observation for Marine Engineering Applications covers the fundamental earth-observation concepts that underpin all space-based terrestrial and maritime remote sensing methods. Satellite-based earth observation provides key weather and environmental information to all nations, including key maritime users such as navy, coastguard and merchant vessels.
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