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Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

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by Clare, Horatio
'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to travel on a government icebreaker?' A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic circle. Travelling with the crew of Icebreaker Otso, Horatio, whose last adventure saw him embedded on M...
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Running Against The Tide

by Captain Lee & Michael Shohl
***Signed copies are currently in stock - 02/10/2018.*** Running Against The Tide True Tales From The Stud of the Sea : Star of Below Deck From the star of Bravo’s hit reality show Below Deck, comes Running Against the Tide, the “Stud of the Sea’s” first-ever memoir recounting his journey from landlocked Saginaw, Michigan to the high seas, where he has spent more than twenty-five years as a supery...
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The Loss of the Ship "Essex" Sunk by a Whale

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by Nickerson, Thomas
The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville's "Moby-Dick "and informed Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental history, "In the Heart of the Sea." In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship "Essex" was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The "Essex "sank, leaving twenty crew members drifting in three small open boats for ninety days. Th...
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Titanic: First Accounts

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by Maltin, Tim
Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles firsthand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of Lawrence Beesley, Titanic Survivors and author of "The Loss ...
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Ocean: A Photicular Book

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by Kaufmann, Carol
In its extraordinary debut, Safari, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its ears and readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators of Safari take their work a step further. Ocean offers not only a refinement of inventor Dan Kainen's Photicular technology, but a subject undulating creatures of the deep perfectly suited to the immersive vis...
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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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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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The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

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by Paine, Lincoln P.
The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways.
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The Journals of Captain Cook

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by Capt. James Cook
Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were pu...
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The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

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by Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species changed the world. When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board HMS Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. Darwin's theory, published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of bio...
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World Of My Own

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by Robin Knox-Johnston
On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception...
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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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The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea

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by Blass, Tom
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month January 2017 Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It's not all grim, though: t...
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The Boat Cookbook 2nd edition: Real Food for Hungry Sailors

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by Sims, Fiona
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen and an appetite for fresh, gorgeous food, there's good news: it's all here! These fabulous and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour, keep things simple at sea, and make delicious meals and snacks in advance - not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. Taking no longer than 20-30 minutes and using a max...
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Racundra's Third Cruise

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by Ransome, Arthur
Most people know of Arthur Ransome, the author of the classic children's sailing tale, Swallows & Amazons, and many other books in the same series. But besides his exciting tales of children on the water there is much more to the man. Before he wrote Swallows & Amazons, Ransome was a journalist for the Daily News, based in Russia. He is reputed to have played chess against Lenin and he married Trotsky's sec...
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Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three mariners, one megastorm and the sinking of El Faro

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by Slade, Rachel
In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm's way.
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Rogue Waves: Anatomy of a Monster

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by Olagnon, Michel
Rogue waves remain something of a mystery. Long believed to be a myth or an exaggeration, they haven't been the subject of any kind of serious in-depth research - until now. This book makes rigorous marine science accessible to all, exploring the causes and frequency of rogue waves, and the reasons why some waves become killer monsters.
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HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

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by Blake, John
A familiar sight on the Thames at London Bridge, HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser, launched in March 1938. Belfast was part of the British naval blockade against Germany and from November 1942 escorted Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union and assisted in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst. In June 1944 Belfast supported the Normandy landings and in 1945 was redeployed to the British Pa...
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The History of the Port of London: A Vast Emporium of Nations

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by Stone, Peter
The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world's leading financial centre. In the 19th century a vast network of docks was created for ever-larger ships, behind high, prison-like wal...
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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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