Author: David Barrie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006227936X
Size: 19.99 MB
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Barrie takes readers straight to the helm of some of history's most important expeditions, interweaving these heroic tales with the account of his own transatlantic passage as a young man.

The Voyage Of The Cormorant

Author: Christian Beamish
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340116
Size: 59.57 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 ...


Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 47.17 MB
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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's 'Longitude' comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring ...


Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 23.65 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.

Arctic Dreams

Author: Barry Lopez
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512492
Size: 76.25 MB
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And, in crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic – the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man’s imagination and ambition for centuries. ‘A master nature writer’ New York Times See also: ...

Super Crunchers

Author: Ian Ayres
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0719521033
Size: 60.27 MB
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As Freakonomics detailed, statistical analysis can reveal the secret levers of causation. But economist Ian Ayres argues that that's only part of the story - super crunching is revolutionizing the way we all make decisions.

The Alchemy Of Air

Author: Thomas Hager
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307449993
Size: 72.74 MB
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A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch.

The History Of Seafaring

Author: Donald Johnson
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781844860401
Size: 44.74 MB
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Royal prestige, intellectual curiosity, and territorial expansion all propelled mankind to undertake perilous voyages across unpredictable oceans. This large and lavishly illustrated volume brings that history of seafaring to life.


Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780313387487
Size: 46.65 MB
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A biography of Tupaia, navigator and translator for Captain James Cook, covering brief glimpses into his childhood, focusing on his time on the Endeavor with Cook, and revealing Tupaia's other skill sets during his lifetime.


Author: Steven Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526560
Size: 48.46 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 ...