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Mutiny on the Bounty
Paperback, Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall, 384 pages, 5 x 7.75, ISBN: 9780316611688
The most famous book about the most famous mutiny. Compelling reading, but not strictly historically accurate.

Tugs, Booms & Barges
Paperback, R. Sheret, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 921107080
The story of the tugs and colorful crews that operate in Puget Sound and British Columbia. Chapters detail the boats and machinery, working with ships, logs and barges, salvage. Hundreds of photos, illuminating text, excellent diagrams.

Paperback, Leif K. Karlsen, 204 pages, 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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DVD, ISBN: 97278004205
Hook Down, Wheels Down: Featuring Naval Aces at their finest including the Langely, Saratoga, Lexington, Enterprize, Wasp, Hornet, Ranger and their fighting aircraft the Wildcat, Dauntless, Avenger and the Hellcat. Seapower - Plymouth Rock To Polaris: American seapower from the creaking decks of...

A Speck On the Sea
Paperback, William Longyard, 363 pages, 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.

Paperback, Nathaniel Philbrick, 439 pages, 5.5 x 8, ISBN: 9780142004838
America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling  In the Heart of the Sea  Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea...

Path Between the Seas
Paperback, David McCullough, 669 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780671244095
The full story of the astonishing engineering feats, extraordinary medical advances, political power plays, heroic struggles, and human tragedies that went into the construction of the Panama Canal. Superb writing and scholarship.

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Paperback, R. Sheret, 139 pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 921107102
 The story of ships and crews that moved cargo along the West Coast from the 18th century to the present. From the paddlewheel steamers that served the CA and Yukon gold rushes to container-laden coastal barge traffic and space-age cruise ships.

Paperback, William T. Nelson, 180 pages, 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.

Paperback, Michael Varhola, 206 pages, 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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Hardcover, Andrew Darby, 291 pages, 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.

Pirate Queen
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Paperback, Susan Ronald, 471 pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9780060820671
  Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion...

Last Fish Tale
Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 269 pages, 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.

Paperback, Eric Jay Dolin, 480 pages, 5.5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780393331578
A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century. Reprint.

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Paperback, Joe Follansbee, 394 pages, 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...

Paperback, Laurence Bergreen, 430 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780062890481
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.

Paperback, Peter D. Jeans, 370 pages, 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.

Paperback, Olivia A. Isil, 125 pages, 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.

Origins of Sea Terms
Hardcover, John G. Rogers, 215 pages, 5.75 x 8.75, ISBN: 9780913372319
1,249 entries pertaining to shipboard life, hulls, rigging, Shiphandling, sea and weather conditions, naval and technical terms. Emphasis is on word roots and original usage.

Folklore and the Sea
Paperback, Horace Beck, 544 pages, 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.

US Submarines 1941-45
Paperback, Jim Christley, illust. by Tony Bryan, 48 pages, 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.

Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 282 pages, 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.

Paperback, Brian Hicks, 304 pages, 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...

Paperback, Dava Sobel, 180 pages, 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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