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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
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The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

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by Coates, Ben
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 of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Sailing Alone Around the World

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by Joshua Slocum
"Sailing Alone around the World" is the extraordinary story of one man’s courage and resourcefulness, and has an enduring and universal appeal as a landmark of world adventure.
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How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

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by Gooley, Tristan
A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book 'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes 'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times 'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a b...
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Running Free: The Autobiography

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by Knox-Johnston, Robin
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life.
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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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All at Sea

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by Julian Sayarer
Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year for his previous book 'Interstate'. On the small island of Surin, near the naval border of Thailand and Myanmar, an indigenous people known as Moken 'sea gypsies' struggle to maintain the same timeless existence as their ancestors. As real estate developers, oil exploration and industrial tourism reshape the waters they call home, Sayarer receives ...
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Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey

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by Weymouth, Adam
A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River. The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived t...
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A Dip In The Ocean

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by Sarah Outen
4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean 500 Mars bars 124 days of physical exertion 3 Guinness World Records set 1 incredible journey. On 1 April 2009, twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the full, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully ...
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James Cook: The Voyages

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by Frame, Wiliam
This landmark book is published to coincide with a major exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of Cook's first voyage. A stunningly illustrated, object-centred history, this book offers a once in a generation opportunity to discover the uniquely rich Captain Cook collection of the British Library. The authors explore a series of themes including the navigation and charting of the Pacific; first encounter...
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Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea

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by Oldham Ashcraft, Tami
THE HEART-STOPPING MEMOIR, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN, AND DIRECTED BY BALTASAR KORMAKUR (EVEREST)
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All the Oceans: Designing by the Seat of My Pants: 2018

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by Holland, Ron
We currently have signed copies in stock - 12/09/2018. Celebrated yacht designer Ron Holland drew his first yacht at 19 years of age. He rapidly made a name for himself as one of the most successful and sought-after designers in the highly competitive world of international ocean racing, before advancing to bigger things. His seminal influence on the then-new category of superyachts, those toys of the ...
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Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World

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by Lambert, Andrew
One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812--winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal--turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as "seapowers" informed their actions and ena...
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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

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by Fagan, Brian
Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization In this history of fishing--not as sport but as sustenance--archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but i...
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Tudor and Stuart Seafarers: The Emergence of a Maritime Nation, 1485-1707

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by Davey, James
Tudor and Stuart Seafarers tells the compelling story of how a small island positioned on the edge of Europe transformed itself into the world's leading maritime power. In 1485, England was an inward-looking country, its priorities largely domestic and European. Over the subsequent two centuries, however, this country was transformed, as the people of the British Isles turned to the sea in search of adventu...
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The Pull of the River: A Journey into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain

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by Gaw, Matt
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. Showing that it is still possible to get lost while knowing exactly where you are, The Pull of the River is a beautifully written exploration of nature, place and friendship, and an ode to t...
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Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

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by Rozwadowski, Helen M.
Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe.
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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

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by Rigby, Nigel
Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing in 1768, lasted almost three years, recorded thousands of miles of uncharted lands and seas - including New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and many Pacific islands - and tested all Cook's skills as a navigator, seaman and leader. His voyages ...
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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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Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

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by Patrick Barkham
From one of the most engaging and widely admired of the new generation of nature writers, here is a portrait of the British coastline from the Giant's Causeway to Land's End.
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