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MPS193
$25.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Caulder, 208pages, 6.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781472946713
Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience, setting off for a round-world-voyage. Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child...
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ACB156
$22.00  
Paperback, Peter Clutterbuck, 224pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781472945716
This is a real-life story of small-boat adventure on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity, and many near-misses. The Sea Takes No Prisoners  begins in the 60s, telling of the adventures of the author as a boy--a time of boarding schools, long holidays, and an...
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IPS014
$14.95  
Paperback, Joe Upton, 192pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780882407401
Writer and fisherman Joe Upton recounts the riveting stories of explorers of the past and seafarers of the present in JOURNEYS THROUGH THE INSIDE PASSAGE. His chronicle offers events vivid in their telling: the journey of widow  Muriel Blanchet, who solo navigated a small vessel in the...
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SFA001
$15.99  
Paperback, Mike Litzow, 344pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780692029268
"As a sailor who raised his daughter aboard, I was touched by this book. Litzow writes from the heart."  - Fatty Goodlander   When marine biologists Mike Litzow and Alisa Abookire decide to follow their dream and sail from Alaska to Australia, they agree that they won't leave...
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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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SMO001
$9.56 $11.95  
Paperback, R A Bard, 194pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780692618479
On the ocean, some voyages proceed smoothly, and some go weirdly south. It’s the weirder ones, selected from the many passages made by the author over sixteen years as an offshore delivery captain, that are collected here. None are full-scale disasters, but even minor calamities are exciting...
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ACB150
$27.00  
Hardcover, Adrian Flanagan, 304pages, 9.5 x 6.5, ISBN: 9781472912527
Cape Horn--the very name conjures images of churning seas, ice-laden rigging, howling winds, and impossible currents. Cape Horn's fearsome reputation and the price it has extracted from those sailors who venture there derives from a lethal contrivance of geography that unleashes the most...
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MOU096
$24.95  
Hardcover, Leif Whittaker, 288pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781680510683
In 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as "Big Jim" Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world. He returned home a hero.  My Old Man and the Mountain  is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was...
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ACB145
$28.00  
Hardcover, Jane Maufe, 320pages, 9.5 x 1.3 x 6.5, ISBN: 9781472935717
The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's 1903–06 voyage that the Northwest Passage's existence was...
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HRW137
$12.79 $15.99  
Paperback, Ree Drummond, 352pages, 5.3 x 0.8 x 8, ISBN: 9780061997174
New York Times  Bestseller Wildly popular award-winning blogger, accidental ranch wife, and #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Pioneer Woman Cooks , Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) tells the true story of her storybook romance that led her from the Los Angeles glitter to a...
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ABI001
$18.95  
Paperback, Abigail B. Calkin Ph.D., 252pages, 6 x 0.6 x 9, ISBN: 9780615591933
When Captain Larry Hills attempted to rescue his deckhand, he too was tragically caught in the lines that whipped and wrapped the two men against the net reel of the trawler like captured fish. In the moment before the deckhand’s death he was the only one who heard Larry’s cold...
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WWN821
$21.95  
Paperback, Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele, 688pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780393326024
The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at...
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MPS162
$25.99  
Hardcover, George Michelsen Foy, 304pages, 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6, ISBN: 9781250052681
Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, ...
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SJP006
$17.95  
Paperback, June Burn, 338pages, 8.5 x 5.5, ISBN: 9780970739995
Courage, gaiety, and a fresh approach to life are reflected in this unconventional autobiography. It is a story of twentieth-century pioneers as resourceful as ever they were in the days of the old frontier. June Burn and her husband Farrar determined to go their own sweet way, enjoying first...
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HPC155
$29.95  
Hardcover, Caroline Woodward, 232pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781550177275
In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying...
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HRW134
$29.95  
Hardcover, Anthony J. Vallone, 312pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781588341372
Air Vagabonds  is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations. In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed anything seen before or since. This created the need for a...
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PDB021
$18.95  
Paperback, Lin and Larry Pardey, 220pages, 6 x 9
    Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,  Taleisin’s Tales  reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on their second boat – one they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book begins with...
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HPC152
$24.95  
Paperback, Bill Proctor & Yvonne Maximchuk, 288pages, 6 x 0.6 x 7.8, ISBN: 9781550172911
The big flood tide that accompanies the full moon is a pivotal event for those who make a living from the sea. Salmon returning to their natal rivers and streams always come in on the full moon tide, so this is the best time for fishing. And since the full moon ebb tide retreats farther than...
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RAN508
$16.00  
Paperback, Jim Lynch, 304pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780307949356
The Johannssens are a sailing family: adventurous, fanatical, and, for now, a complete and total mess. Ruby, a prodigiously talented skipper, has taken off for Africa. Bernard is god-knows-where at sea. And at thirty-one years old, Josh Johannssen, the middle child, is fixing up an old family...
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MSP051
$65.00  
Hardcover, Roger Taylor, ISBN: 9780939511433
NEW Herresoff book.  Makes the perfect Christmas gift for any sailor on your list
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CAP004
$6.48 $12.95  
Paperback, Don Douglass, 286pages, 6 x 0.6 x 9, ISBN: 9781934199152
In his multiple incarnations as a sailor, outdoorsman, explorer, engineer, inventor, businessman and author, Don Douglass has always lived life on his own terms. Inheriting his father's entrepreneurial spirit, he has made a career out of turning his passion for outdoor pursuits into a series of...
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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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HRW103
$15.99  
Paperback, Julia Hill, 288pages, 5.3 x 8, ISBN: 9780062516596
On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousand year-old redwood in Humboldt County, CA. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought...
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RAN496
$17.00  
Paperback, ROBERT KURSON, 304pages, 6.4 x 1 x 9.6, ISBN: 9780812973693
A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the  New York Times  bestseller  Shadow Divers   Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two...
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