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PGW175
$17.99  
Hardcover, Julie Bertagna , 128pages, 7 x 10, 9781930238947
John Muir led an adventurous life, starting with his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist—and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and...

MSP052
$75.00  
Hardcover, Roger C. Taylor, 644pages, 11 x 10, 9780939511440
Volume II, L.Francis Herreshoff:The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972, covers the second half of his life and many of his most beautiful and influential designs. With 230 plans and 146 illustrations, this volume features the notable 1931 ocean racer Landfall, the supremely beautiful Tioga, the...

SIM382
$29.99  
Hardcover, Steven Ujifusa, 448pages, 6 x 9, 9781476745978
“A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of   In the Heart of the Sea ). There was a...

HHP024
$19.95  
Paperback, Sylvia Taylor, 248pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781772031799
A rich and diverse tapestry weaving together the many voices, narratives, skills, and talents of women up and down the coastal Pacific Northwest who devote their lives and careers to the sea. Beckoned by the Sea   celebrates coastal women from northern BC to northern California who work...

STL326
$29.95  
Hardcover, Malcolm & Alexander Swanston, 224pages, 8 x 10.5, 9781782747093
A highly illustrated and accessible account of the development of air warfare, from the first skirmishes over the Western Front in World War I to today’s hi-tech netcentric aerial battlespace.   No single human invention has altered the nature of war more than the airplane. The  History of...

INT465
$25.00  
Hardcover, John Kretschmer , 256pages, 6 x 9, 9780071704403
"I know you'll want to read more after you finish   Sailing a Serious Ocean . And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."   -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF   ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the...

LPP024
$12.95  
Paperback, M. A. Macpherson, 240pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781551051642
The American frontier in its early days was a rough place where only the tough survived. Gold and cattle were king, and many took up stealing the former and rustling the latter. Stage coaches and trains presented themselves for the taking. Billy the Kid, the Daltons, Jesse James, the Reno...

RAN509
$19.99  
Paperback, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark , 480pages, 6 x 9, 9781426217173
With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English. At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether...

QRT025
$25.00  
Hardcover, Michael Karl Witzel , 208pages, 8 x 10, 9780760354179
When you open  Strange 66,  take a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's Mother Road. Route 66 conjures images of an  innocent golden age of car travel : shiny V8s powering down hot, two-lane...

MSP012
$24.95  
Paperback, Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, 9780913372364
Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships,...

IPS049
$19.99  
Hardcover, Thomas Suarez, 224pages, 9 x 12, 9780794608040
Take a journey back to the uncharted oceans with the most celebrated European explorers!   Interest in Southeast Asian history and culture is higher than ever before. Ancient cartography of Oceania holds mysteries as old as time—were these early ocean maps molded as much by...

NBN036
$24.95  
Paperback, Vic Verlinden & Stefan Panis, 144pages, 7 x 10, 9781849953252
Diving for Treasure  recounts the efforts over many years to dive wrecks that contained treasure in one form or another. The often prolonged and sometimes dangerous expeditions tell of dives to many ships that were wrecked while carrying tons of gold or other valuables. Many of the wrecks...

QRT003
$23.95  
Paperback, 160pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781785210938
The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched, and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger...

PGW274
$16.95  
Paperback, Nick Neely, 208pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781640090132
"Finely tuned essays that vary intriguingly in form and tone . . . Neely capably explores the complexity of his subjects with polish and finesse, looking carefully and thinking deeply." ― Kirkus Reviews , starred review   COAST:  the edge of land, or conversely the edge of...

PGW257
$20.00  
Paperback, Carrie Gibson, 480pages, 6 x 9, 9780802124319
Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the  Santa Maria  and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In  Empire’s Crossroads , historian Carrie Gibson offers a vivid, panoramic...

WIL087
$12.71 $16.95  
Paperback, Nicholas Gray, 240pages, 5 x 8, 9781909911550
Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit – as it is an account of their tragic final voyages....

CBP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Robin Johnson, 48pages, 7 x 10, 50
Discusses the California Gold Rush in American history, describing the first discovery of gold, prospectors, boomtowns, and how the gold rush changed the landscape of America.

SKY139
$17.99  
Paperback, 232pages, 6 x 9, 9781510732230
An exciting collection of dangerous adventures, harrowing travels, and heart-stopping journeys,  Incredible Adventure and Exploration Stories  compiles tales from around the globe that are sure to amaze.  Popular and well-known tales of exploration venturing overland and across...

HRW147
$27.99  
Hardcover, Rachel Slade, 416pages, 6 x 9, 9780062699701
ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A  NEW YORK TIMES  EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF  OUTSIDE  MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships...

PGN292
$17.00  
Paperback, Daniel James Brown, 404pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780143125471
The #1  New York Times –bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of  Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and...

PGN284
$17.00  
Paperback, Charles C. Mann, 541pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781400032051
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a...

PGN283
$16.00  
Paperback, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 312pages, 6 x 9, 9780807057834
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of...

PGN282
$20.00  
Paperback, Peter Nabokov, 528pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780140281590
From the author of  How the World Moves --the classic collection of more than 500 years of Native American History In a series of powerful and moving documents, anthropologist  Peter Nabokov  presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes...

PGN288
$17.00  
Paperback, Colin Tudge, 480pages, 6.5 x 9.5, 9780307395399
A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism,  The Tree  is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future. There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines...
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