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Maritime & Naval History

ACB141
$35.00  
Hardcover, Barry Pickthall, 224pages, 10 x 1 x 7.9, ISBN: 9781472918857
The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most...
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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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INT164
$21.00  
Paperback, William Longyard, 363pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071440295
Looks back half a millennium to chronicle the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest of boats-rowboats, canoes, and tiny sailboats like Hugo Vihlen's 6 ft. April Fool. This is history, adventure and seafaring legend of the highest order.
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SKY128
$14.99  
Paperback, 280pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781944824242
“1789 April: Just before sun-rising, Mr. Christian, with the master at arms, gunner’s mate, and Thomas Burket, seaman, came into my cabin while I was asleep, and seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my back and threatened me with instant death if I spoke or made the least...
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SIM382
$29.99  
Hardcover, Steven Ujifusa, 448pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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PAR216
$24.95  
Paper Chart, 38 x 26
NOAA’s  Office of Coast Survey  and  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries  created a commemorative nautical chart for the Battle of Midway’s 75 th  anniversary. This nautical chart was first published in 1943, and the commemorative chart includes the...
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HHP024
$19.95  
Paperback, Sylvia Taylor, 248pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 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...
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HCT051
$17.99  
Paperback, Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew, 432pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781610393584
Discover the secret history of America's submarine warfare in this fast-paced and deeply researched chronicle of adventure and intrigue during the Cold War that reads like a spy thriller. Blind Man's Bluff  is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the...
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ACB132
$13.50 $27.00  
Hardcover, John Boyle, 304pages, 6 x 1.2 x 9, ISBN: 9781472912671
For the first time in history, the navies of the world have united against a common enemy--a couple of thousand rag-tag, underfed men and boys in the western Indian Ocean. Crammed into open boats and armed with ancient AK-47s, they range up to a thousand miles from home shores in Somalia. No one...
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SPC014
$14.98 $29.95  
Paperback, Fritz Timmen, ISBN: 9780764303180
All aboard for a trip back to the glory days of steamboating. This book is packed with history, photographs, and tales highlighting the personalities of various ships and the men who ran them. . Colorful paddle-wheelers that carried goods and passengers to help develop the pioneer American West...
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ARC137
$21.99  
Paperback, Laurie Schreiber, 160pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781467118682
Mount Desert Island possesses a rich and diverse history of boatbuilding. Chester Clement was the first of the “lobsteryacht” builders, and Bunker and Ellis elevated the concept. Henry Hinckley started on an old boat-repair wharf and built a world-class brand. Members of the Rich family produced...
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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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NBN036
$24.95  
Paperback, Vic Verlinden & Stefan Panis, 144pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 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...
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IPS049
$19.99  
Hardcover, Thomas Suarez, 224pages, 9 x 12, ISBN: 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...
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PGW257
$20.00  
Paperback, Carrie Gibson, 480pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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ARC162
$21.99  
Paperback, Gayle E. Alvarez & Dennis Woolford, 128pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780738570969
The Farragut Naval Training Station, located near Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, was only operational between 1942 and 1946, but during that time it was the largest city in Idaho, the largest business in Idaho, and the second-largest U.S. naval training station. Named for Civil War hero Adm. David G....
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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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MSP012
$24.95  
Paperback, Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372364
Fascinating collection of true and apocryphal stories from the oral tradition of those living by and on the ocean. No other book like it.
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MSP012
$24.95  
Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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,...
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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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RAN080
$14.95  
Paperback, Brian Hicks, 304pages, 5.25 X 8, ISBN: 9780345466655
On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost...
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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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NBN030
$16.00  
Paperback, Tom McCarthy, 304pages, 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches, ISBN: 9781493033713
Great American Shipwreck Stories  is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas or...
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PER008
$12.50 $25.00  
Hardcover, Andrew Darby, 291pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780306816291
Chronicles the evolving pursuit of whales and its significance to our humanity. For fans of well-written history and those fascinated by whales and the fierce international conflict surrounding them.
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