Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006227936X
Size: 76.20 MB
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Barrie takes readers straight to the helm of some of history's most important expeditions, interweaving these heroic tales with the account of his own transatlantic passage as a young man.

Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 30.78 MB
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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's 'Longitude' comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring ...

The Voyage Of The Cormorant

Author: Christian Beamish
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340116
Size: 68.82 MB
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Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer’s Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot ...

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 49.11 MB
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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

Arctic Dreams

Author: Barry Lopez
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512492
Size: 57.38 MB
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And, in crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic – the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man’s imagination and ambition for centuries. ‘A master nature writer’ New York Times See also: ...

The Nautical Sextant

Author: W. J. Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780939837892
Size: 23.96 MB
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All of this is complemented by an historical overview to the current day, an overview which has never been published until now.

The Alchemy Of Air

Author: Thomas Hager
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307449993
Size: 60.12 MB
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A call went out to the world’s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two enormously gifted, fatally flawed men who found it: the brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and the reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch.

The History Of Seafaring

Author: Donald Johnson
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781844860401
Size: 59.88 MB
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Royal prestige, intellectual curiosity, and territorial expansion all propelled mankind to undertake perilous voyages across unpredictable oceans. This large and lavishly illustrated volume brings that history of seafaring to life.

The Life Of Captain James Cook

Author: J. C. Beaglehole
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804720090
Size: 70.17 MB
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The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

Tupaia

Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780313387487
Size: 16.67 MB
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A biography of Tupaia, navigator and translator for Captain James Cook, covering brief glimpses into his childhood, focusing on his time on the Endeavor with Cook, and revealing Tupaia's other skill sets during his lifetime.