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A Naturalist's Shetland

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by Johnston, J. L.
One of Britain's natural treasures, the Shetland Islands are spectacular with their varied geology, wonderful landscape, and special flora and fauna. They are peopled by a culture distinct within the British Isles. Despite their isolation, the islands have evolved many particular species. This book is only the second to describe all the wildlife of the Shetland Islands and the first to comprehensively cover...
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The Sea - Granta 61

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by Jack, Ian
In this issue of Granta Magazine, the theme is the sea and our relationship with it. It includes pieces by: James Hamilton-Paterson, on a lonely death in the Pacific; Julia Blackburn, on the lure of the mermaid; Neal Ascherson, on the death of the Black Sea; and Haruki Murakami.
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German Frers A Passion For Design

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by BARRY PICKTHALL
A magnificent limited edition 4-colour deluxe coffee table book that provides an insight into the lives, designs and passions of one of the most prolific and successful line of yacht designers – all named Germán Frers.
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Coasting Bargemaster

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by Bob Roberts
This account gives a vivid picture of the romance and realism of coastal trade, initially in a schooner, then in Thames spiritsail sailing barges before and during the war. The author tells of the havoc wrought by barges caught out in severe gales and the hazards of plying trade in wartime.
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Only So Many Tides

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by Jon Wainwright
Jon Wainwright's love of the sea, and in particular for his boat "Deva", shines through cruising, racing and fishing in a traditional wooden boat over 38 years. His experience in organizing the best rig for the conditions is matched by his understanding of boat construction and the changes he implemented on "Deva". This is a lifetime adventure between man and boat with many trials and tribulations for both,...
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Last of the Sailorman

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by Bob Roberts
This work brings to life the last days of carrying cargo under sail, written in Bob Roberts' lively and evocative style.
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The Trouble with old boats

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by Morgan, Adrian
Drawn from the best of Adrian Morgan's entertaining columns musing on the world of traditional boats and the joys of building, sailing and working on them, here is his long-awaited bunkside read. Billed as a 'zen and the art of wooden boatbuilding', it will resonate with classic boat enthusiasts everywhere. Illustrated with evocative watercolour paintings by Charlotte Watters.
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Queen Mary

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by James Steele
This text tells the story of the "Queen Mary", once the world's largest and fastest ocean liner. Put into service in 1936, she soon captured the imagination of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, and came to represent the spirit of an era that was characterized by elegance and style. With her speed and stateliness, the new liner provided a tangible symbol of the end of the Depression, making her maide...
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The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake

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by Sir Peter Blake
Sir Peter Blake was a much loved and greatly admired yachtsman and adventurer, and this book is a wonderful tribute to his achievements. It is drawn entirely from Peter's logbooks of his last voyage, written up by his friend and colleague Alan Sefton, who was manager of blakexpeditions and was with Peter on the fatal voyage. In this large format book, packed with stunning photographs from Peter and the boat...
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Off Watch With Old Harry

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by DES SLEIGHTHOLME
Off Watch With Old Harry is another delightfully entertaining collection of Des Sleightholme's amusing observations on the nautical scene. The 'joys' of antifouling, the bloody-mindedness of marine engines, the dubious pleasures of sailing on a spring tide, skippers, launching, and novice crew are just some of the subjects aired by 'Old Harry'. Perceptive, amusing and presented in Sleightholme's inimitable ...
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Charles E. Nicholson & his Yachts

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by Franco Pace
This is a celebration of Charles Nicholson, known internationally for his revolutionary yacht designs. He designed all the British-built J-class yachts, four America's Cup challengers and schooners such as "Margherita" and "Creole". It chronicles the development of Nicholson's designs from the 1890s to the start of the Second World War.
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Sparkman & Stephens

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by Franco Pace
A celebration, in colour photographs, of the work of Sparkman and Stephens, arguably the most famous yacht company in the USA. Sparkman and Stephens's designs had a significant influence on the development of yachting and their yacht designs dominated 12-metre yacht design and the America's Cup yachts in the early years of the 20th century. Stormy Weather", "Dorade", "Nyala", "Vim", "Columbia", "Intrepid", ...
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AB Sea - A Loose Footed Lexicon

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by Jack Lagan
A guide to the language and lore of 21st century seafarers. Full of practical advice, this is a dictionary with a difference: many words are illustrated by passages from classic books of the sea, yet more by the experiences of the author aboard an American schooner.
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Rough and Tumble

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by Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts and his friend Bully worked nights and saved every penny they could make to buy Thelma, a 27-foot Looe smack, and fit her out for her epic voyage. After testing her out in the North Sea, they headed for Panama, by way of Madeira and the Azores. Australia was in their minds, as times were hard in England. Their plans fell apart in the Cocos islands, where they were shipwrecked, and soon found the...
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A Mariner's Miscellany

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by PETER H. SPECTRE
The editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's Book of Days assembles some of his favourite classic nautical material into an amalgam of practical information about boats, anchors, rope and ballast, together with poetry, legend, lore, language of the sea, art, thoughts about literature and more. A rich collection of maritime knowledge. Fully illustrated.
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Creeping Up On Auckland

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by Courtenay Latimer
Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way.
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Rough Passage

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by R D Graham
In 1934 Commander Graham set off singlehanded from Falmouth in Emanuel, a tiny seven-ton cutter, on a voyage to Labrador. On the passage home in heavy gales, the boom was smashed and the trysail ripped to shreds. Eventually he made Bermuda.
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The Voyages of Joshua Slocum

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by Joshua Slocum
This definitive edition of all of Captain Joshua Slocum's writings is now being reissued in time for the 100th anniversary of Slocum's epic singlehanded voyage.
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Desperate Voyage

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by John Caldwell
In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama afetr the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.
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Capt. Joshua Slocum

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by VICTOR SLOCUM
A devoted chronicle...of a man who showed emourmous skill, resource and courage in the first voyage of its kind in history. Joshua Slocum was a sensational seaman. New York Times Book Review
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