Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062279354
Size: 34.35 MB
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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes this dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and to the daring mariners who used it to explore, ...


Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 61.78 MB
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This is the dramatic story of an instrument that changed history.

The Voyage Of The Cormorant

Author: Christian Beamish
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340116
Size: 71.57 MB
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Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer’s Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot ...

Navigation Through The Ages

Author: Donald Launer
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092782
Size: 20.45 MB
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Generous illustrations help readers envision the tools in use. Navigation Through the Ages will appeal to sailors and lay readers alikeanyone with an interest in the history of science and the exploration of our world.


Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 77.18 MB
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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

Nathaniel S Nutmeg

Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466873477
Size: 80.92 MB
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Written with the flair of a historical sea novel but based on rigorous research, Giles Milton's Nathaniel's Nutmeg is a brilliant adventure story by Giles Milton, a writer who has been hailed as the "new Bruce Chatwin" (Mail on Sunday).

The Boat Who Wouldn T Float

Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992310
Size: 30.88 MB
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It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad.

Cowboys And Indies

Author: Gareth Murphy
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1782831592
Size: 39.34 MB
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COWBOYS AND INDIES is the story of the 'record men' - the mavericks and moguls who have shaped the music industry from the first sound machines of the 1850s through to today's digital streams.


Author: Steven Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526560
Size: 75.88 MB
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In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an ...

Brave Companions

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416561231
Size: 24.32 MB
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These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.