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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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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 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...
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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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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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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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Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth

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by Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
From Cnut to D-Day, the history and science of the unceasing tide is explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide - a key force on our planet that has altered the course of history and will transform our future. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from ...
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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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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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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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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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Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-life Practical Advice

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by Heiney, Paul
This is the reassuring voice of the ocean sailing community. Your big adventure starts here. For many sailors, an ocean passage is the big dream. But many will worry that they don't have the right experience, that their boat isn't strong enough, or that it will be prohibitively expensive and difficult. Ocean Sailing will prepare you for an ocean passage by painting a picture of what ocean sailing is rea...
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How To Build A Boat: A Father, his Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea

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by Gornall, Jonathan
`The passages he addresses directly to Phoebe are as tender as the father-daughter letters in Karl Ove Knausgaard's Seasons Quartet' Times Literary Supplement
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Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's first Polar Expedition 1773

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by Goodwin, Peter
In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. The expedition was to find a navigable northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was supported by the Royal Society and King George III. Two bomb vessels HMS Racehorse and Carcass were fitted out and strengthened under the command of Cap...
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Escape Under Sail: Pursue Your Liveaboard Dream

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by Skinner, Leonard
Foreword by Laurel Cooper, author of Sell Up and Sail Selling up and escaping to sea on their own boat is a dream that many think they can never make happen. Escape Under Sail is here to show you that it can be done, and for less money that you might think. This book delves to the very heart of what it takes and shows you exactly how you can go from casual cruiser to long-term liveaboard. Escape Under S...
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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

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by Thompson, Christina
"Succeeds in conjuring a lost world" Dava Sobel, author of 'Longitude' For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed peopl...
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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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A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic

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by Wadhams, Peter
Ice is beautiful and complex. It regulates our planet's temperature. And it is vanishing - fast. Peter Wadhams, the world's leading expert on sea ice, draws on his lifetime's research in the Arctic region to illuminate what is happening, what it means for the future, and what can be done.
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Magellan

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by Zweig, Stefan
The life of the great Portuguese explorer who dared to sail beyond the horizon The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history-he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, although he was killed en route in a battle with natives in the Phillipines. In this biography, Zweig ...
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Rock the Boat: Boats, Cabins and Homes on the Water

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by Gestalten
Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Converted ferries provide ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn’s literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. Rock the Boat’s floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the private to the commercial.
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