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Sea Vagabond's World

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by BERNARD MOITESSIER
"I would like now to write a practical book that will cover three topics: boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life." These were the thoughts of Bernard Moitessier after he finished writing his last book, Tamata and the Alliance, while in Polynesia. The great master died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his com...
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Wager

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by Woodman, Richard
Captain Cracker Jack Kemball of the tea clipper Erl King races Captain Richards of the Seawitch from Shangai to London. The wager: his daughter's hand in marriage.
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Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas

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by Cormick Craig
"Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas tells 15 fascinating stories - some iconic, many little known until now - of shipwreck, mutiny, piracy and marooning in the region of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, concentrating on stories from the age of sail and steam. Gripping, engaging storytelling is the key to this book. These stories cover the gamut of human emotion and character: survival, courage, cowardi...
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Selkirk's Island

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by Souhami Diana
Alexander Selkirk was marooned on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez in 1704 after a row with the captain of his ship. He had been on a treasure seeking adventure to the South Seas. His abandonment meant he was alone for four years and four months, dependent for survival on what the island offered. When rescued he was clad in goat skins and had forgotten how to speak. His story inspired Daniel Defoe t...
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Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

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by Crispin Latymer
'Nobody grows old living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.' When Crispin Latymer hit 50 he had a 'What now?' moment - and decided he wanted to sail the Atlantic solo. But he was no intrepid adventurer - Latymer was an ordinary sailor, used to cruising the coasts of the UK, who wanted to do something memorab...
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Don't Shoot The Albatross!: Nautical Myths & Superstitions

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by Jonathan Eyers
Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion.
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Phoenix from the Ashes

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by Ruthven-Tyers J
'Good will come of this.' I don't know why I said that...the fire crew walked back down the hill - there was nothing they could do. As we stood there watching the house collapse in flames, I put my arms around Linda, who was sobbing uncontrollably. All we owned now were the old clothes in which we stood, and an old car for which we no longer had a key. After a fire destroyed their house, Justin and his wife...
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The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

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by Tim Flannery
The true story of a pioneering sailor who travelled the world at the end of the 18th century. In his many voyages, the Scottish-born John Nichol circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent. He participated in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure. He battled pirates, traded with Native Americans and fought for the British Navy in the American and French Revolutions; he a...
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Captains Courageous

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by Rudyard Kipling
When Harvey Cheyne, the precocious and arrogant son of an American railway tycoon, is rescused from drowning by a New England fishing boat, he is unable to convince the crew to take him to shore and is forced to take a job on board the schooner. With no other choice, he has to adapt quickly to existence at sea, learning to sail and to fish. Thrown into this unfamiliar environment, he comes to understand the...
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The Crossing

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by Cracknell, James
When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: nearly three thousand miles of empty ocean, stormy weather and colossal physical stress.
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Sea Change

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by Ian Dickens
Twenty-one years of corporate life had looked after Ian Dickens pretty well. A directorship. A comfortable house, flash car and exotic holidays. A happy home with an understanding wife and two children who had entered their teens with no Kevin and Perry signs of rebelliousness. He had a dog that didn't bite when he walked in through the door. He had great friends and privileged experiences. Why on earth w...
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Pirates of the 21st Century

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by Nigel Cawthorne
In November 2008, Somali pirates seized the Sirius Star, a supertanker carrying $100 million-worth of oil and demanded a $25 million ransom for its return. This story, following hot on the heels of the capture of the Ukrainian vessel MV Faina, brought piracy back to the front pages - but these were by no means isolated incidents. Over the past few years, piracy has once again become the scourage of the high...
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Face to Face: Ocean Portraits

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by Donald S Johnson
Conway Maritime Press’ “Face to Face – Ocean Portraits” is a hardback collection of incredible photography above and below the ocean waves; the book itself is a visual celebration of the explorers and scientists, naval officers and yachtsmen, fishermen and divers, who have harnessed, surveyed and investigated the great oceans of the world and in so doing have broadened the horizons of our understanding.
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Ship Style

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by Philip Dawson
In 'Vers Une Architecture', published in the mid 1920s, Le Corbusier wrote about the inspiring qualities of the external design forms of Cunard's Aquitania. Since then nautical design inspired a great deal of innovative architecture on terra firma. Simultaneously, the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs made a broad range of eclectic modern styles fashionable - particularly in the commerical world, whereas ...
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Empire of the Seas

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by Lavery Brian
The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality - that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on ea...
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Telescope - A Short History

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by Dunn
As an instrument of science and navigation the telescope was at the forefront of discovery. Even today it is vital to modern understanding of space and the origins of matter. The story of its development is a fascinating narrative of scientific endeavour, exploration and ingenuity, encompassing the lives of scientists and astronomers such as Galileo, Newton, William Herschel and Edmund Halley as well a...
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Tall Ships Today: Their Remarkable Story

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by Rowe, Nigel
Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book - supported and endorsed by Sail Training International - is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world's most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas, races and adventurous passages, and the huge array of people who sail on them.
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P & O Princess

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by Roger Cartwright
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The Yacht Guru's Bible: Service Manual for Every Yacht

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by Alene Keenan
As a yacht stew for over 20 years, Alene Keenan has traveled the world and served on world-renowned yachts, and has provided yacht owners and charter guests with the most memorable holidays imaginable.
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The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess

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by Perry, Julie
Part how-to guide, part travelogue, The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess not only outlines the step-by-step process to getting hired aboard a luxury yacht, it also reveals what life is really like aboard these oceangoing toys of mankind's most affluent. Packed with anecdotal stories from her time on the high seas, catering to some of the most demanding guests in the world, Julie Perry's accoun...
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