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Maritime & Naval History

INT219
$21.00  
Paperback, Peter D. Jeans, 370pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 71486569
A wonderfully entertaining miscellany of maritime myths, superstitions, fable and even fact. Presented in a relaxed style displaying a passion for the classic and sometimes obscure nautical tales of pirates, mermaids, castaways and buccaneers.
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RAN338
$9.95  
Paperback, Angus Konstam, 128pages, 7.5 x 0.4 x 5.1, ISBN: 9781472808691
Ships have been part of military campaigns since the Ancient world, and this expertly illustrated and detailed Spotter's Guide offers a look at the 40 most iconic and recognizable ships throughout history. From the Viking longship through to the powerful modern aircraft carriers, and from the...
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OSP002
$17.95  
Paperback, Jim Christley, illust. by Tony Bryan, 48pages, 7.25 X 9.75, ISBN: 9781841768595
A fine examination of the fleet submarines of the U. S. Navy during WWII. Archival photos combine with detailed artwork to bring these fascinating vessels to vivid life. Features detailed cutaways and interior photos.
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WAC005
$16.00  
Paperback, Dava Sobel, 180pages, 4.5 x 7.5, ISBN: 9780802715296
Engagingly told true story of John Harrison, the lone genius who met the greatest scientific challenge of his time by perfecting the marine chronometer and solving the problem of measuring longitude at sea, profoundly altering history. Color photos.
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WWN287
$25.95  
Hardcover, Theresa Levitt, ISBN: 9780393068795
How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives. . Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his view of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many...
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OEP001
$19.95  
Paperback, Leif K. Karlsen, 204pages, 6.5 x 9, ISBN: 9780972151504
How the Vikings used their amazing sunstones and other techniques to cross the open ocean. Begins with retelling and examining the Norse sagas for clues to navigation techniques and progresses to well founded conjecture on sunstone use. Photos, maps, charts, and more.
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PAR033
$9.95  
Paperback, Shawn Shallow, 291pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837656
Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm....
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BM423D
$14.98 $29.95  
DVD
Featuring 81 classes of fighting ships and warbirds of the fleet in motion picture profile. From carriers such as Nimitz, Eisenhower, Enterprise, Kitty Hawk to missile cruisers and aerial fleet weapons including A7 Corsair, Hawkeye, A6 Intruder, F14 Tomcat and much more.
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INT332
$14.00  
Paperback, Olivia A. Isil, 125pages, 7 x 7, ISBN: 9780070328778
A salty collection of over 250 words, phrases and sayings that have become common in English usage. Arranged alphabetically and each entry is accompanied by a full explanation of origins and use. For lovers of English and the sea.
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BMHJ63D
$14.98 $29.95  
DVD
Featuring three programs. Pacific Firepower: 25 days of hell to take Saipan. Guam took 17 days of straight air attacks and bombing, paving the way for our massive anphib landings. The Battle Of Rabaul: Having taken Guadalcanal and Papua, New Guinea we planned a major encirclement of New Britain....
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HRW012
$17.99  
Paperback, Laurence Bergreen, 430pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780060936389
A vivid account of Magellan's thoroughly terrifying first circumnavigation of the globe. Includes first-person accounts never before available in English. Filled with sex, violence and unprecedented adventures.
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PGN018
$15.00  
Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 282pages, 5 x 7.25, ISBN: 9780140275018
Spans a thousand years and four continents to tell the history of cod fishing and the fish that changed the world and made possible the settlement of North America.
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BMH419D
$29.95  
DVD
This is the chilling yet compelling saga of the evolution of submarine warfare. From its first practical application during WWI to its role as trump card deterrent of WWII, the submarine stands as an almost invulnerable arm of superpower strategy.
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HPC138
$32.95  
Hardcover, Dr. Barry Gough, ISBN: 9781550175738
From internationally recognized author and historian Barry Gough, here is another riveting history of exploration on the high seas. . The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine...
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MPS163
$15.00  
Paperback, Richard Dunn, 80pages, 4.4 x 0.3 x 8.3, ISBN: 9780747815068
With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from the sixteenth century onwards in search of profit and new lands, the tools of...
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SKY079
$14.95  
Paperback, Captain Heinrich Paasch, 412pages, 8.5 x 5.8, ISBN: 9781628738018
Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and...
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INT492
$17.00  
Paperback, Frank Lanier, 208pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780071825269
A nautical trivia book on steroids, learn why it is a Blue Monday and other expressions with a nautical past Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch  is a  Ripley's Believe It or Not  for the mariner—everything odd, weird, and unbelievable. Mariner and author Frank Lanier began...
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LPP013
$12.95  
Paperback, Barbara Smith, 224pages, 5.25 x 8.25, ISBN: 9781894877237
The high seas are sinister places, where powerful storms overwhelm unsuspecting ships and desperate sailors clash, often with tragic results. As Barbara Smith shows in this fascinating collection, many who die at sea soon return as ghosts and eerie premonitions that enrich the sea's...
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FYD001
$12.48 $24.95  
Paperback, Joe Follansbee, 394pages, 7 x 10 x 0.8, ISBN: 9780615381534
The Fyddeye Guide to America's Maritime History is a one-of-a-kind directory for tall ships, lighthouses, historic warships, maritime museums, and other attractions you can visit today that preserve, protect, and interpret our nation's maritime history. Use the Guide to plan a family trip, map...
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GPT039
$14.95  
Paperback, Michael Varhola, 206pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780762744923
Twenty-one riveting stories with illustrations of ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes including British gunboat, The USS Niagara, Civil War steamer Island Queen and, of course, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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SPC058
$14.99  
Paperback, Theodore Schellhase, 176pages, 9 x 5.9 x 0.6, ISBN: 9780764331978
Explore the early history of Oregon by delving into the journals of explorers Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson, and Lewis & Clark. Read about journeys into Oregon and first encounters with Native Americans on the coast. Hear legends of white-winged ships that first came to these shores...
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WMM001
$14.95  
Paperback, William T. Nelson, 180pages, ISBN: 9789997184313
How they built submarines in Wisconsin, floated them down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico and sent them off to illustrious careers in WWII. The shipyard in Manitowoc garnered a reputation for building the finest of subs. Photos.
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PGN096
$16.00  
Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 269pages, 5 x 7.75, ISBN: 9781594483745
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Cod, Salt," and "The Big Oyster" comes the colorful story of a way of life that for hundreds of years has defined much of America's coastlines but is slowly disappearing. Illustrated.
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FFB135
$29.95  
Hardcover, Ian Graham, 224pages, 6.8 x 0.9 x 9, ISBN: 9781770857193
Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History  is a beautiful guide to fifty water vessels that played a key role in world history and had a great impact on human civilization. The book presents the ships chronologically, beginning with Pharaoh Khufu's Solar Barge from about 2566 BCE. The...
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