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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Paperback      ISBN: 0141001828
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.s. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.s. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Paperback      ISBN: 0142004839
Traces the 1838 discovery voyage that resulted in the western world's survey of 87,000 ocean miles, 280 Pacific islands, numerous zoological discoveries, and the finding of Antarctica, a journey that was marked by tragic deaths, the losses of two ships, and controversial court martials. Reprint.
Selkirk's Island
Selkirk's Island
Hardcover      ISBN: 0297643851
The History of the Ship: The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
The History of the Ship
The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558216812
Chronicles the evolution of nautical vessels, explores influential technological, political, and economic developments, and relates the stories of the men who conquered the seas
Abandon Ship: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Abandon Ship
The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Hardcover      ISBN: 006018471x
A chronicle of the U.S.S. Indianapolis is updated with newly uncovered data retracing the privations suffered by survivors of this World War II vessel in the aftermath of a Japanese torpedo attack.
The Sinking of the Titanic: Eyewitness Accounts
The Sinking of the Titanic
Eyewitness Accounts
Paperback      ISBN: 0486402983
Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas. Numerous rare photographs.
An Eye of the Fleet
An Eye of the Fleet
Paperback      ISBN: 1574091239
A new novel of high seas adventure sheds light on the Moonlight Battle of 1780, featuring Nathanial Drinkwater in the captain's chair. Reprint.

Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty
Rowing Against the Current
On Learning to Scull at Forty
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684843218
A classics professor who fell in love with the sport of rowing during a typical mid-life crisis attempts to show why, with modern, historical, environmental and personal examples, the river calls to him. 12,500 first printing.
Return to Midway: The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
Return to Midway
The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792275004
A famed ocean explorer, discoverer of the Titantic, offers an illustrated chronicle of a search for the ships sunk during the Battle of Midway, including the Yorktown, and features reminiscences from American and Japanese veterans of the conflict. TV tie-in. BOMC & History.
Introduction to Naval Architecture
Introduction to Naval Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870213180
The book covers such topics as ship geometry, properties of shipbuilding materials, stability, submarine hydrostatics, propellers and propulsion systems, and maneuverability. Appendices include conversion tables, lists of fresh- and saltwater properties, and numerical integration techniques.