Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062279354
Size: 39.72 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, ...

Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 79.22 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: 67.18 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 ...

Ships Clocks And Stars

Author: Richard Dunn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062357174
Size: 11.90 MB
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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at ...

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 61.53 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: 17.53 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).

Cowboys And Indies

Author: Gareth Murphy
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1782831592
Size: 33.88 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.

The Conquest Of The Ocean

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409334570
Size: 53.11 MB
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From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.

Dare The Wind

Author: Tracey Fern
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466860146
Size: 12.97 MB
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Ellen Prentiss's papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate.

Adrift

Author: Steven Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526560
Size: 14.62 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 ...