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  • Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition by Gillian Hutchinson
    Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition (English, Paperback) Gillian Hutchinson

    The story of Sir John Franklin's fateful expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the North-West Passage in 1845, and the eventual discovery of the ships' wrecks in 2014 and 2016.

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  • The European World 1500-1800 by Beat Kumin
    The European World 1500-1800 (English, Paperback) Beat Kumin

    The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, and derived from a successful undergraduate course, it offers a student-friendly...

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  • Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn
    Moby-Duck (Paperback) Donovan Hohn

    Setting out on a series of journeys to track the renegade rubber ducks, Moby-Duck is an adventure into the heart of the sea through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable.

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  • Treasures by Robert Blyth
    Treasures (Paperback) Robert Blyth $26.77
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  • Last Man Off by Matt Lewis
    Last Man Off (English, Paperback) Matt Lewis

    In the depths of Antarctic winter, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small fishing boat is swallowed by waves as high as houses. Only the actions of Matt Lewis, a 23-year-old British marine biologist and one of the most inexperienced men aboard, will save the lives of the South African crew. Lewis is the last man off the sinking boat...

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  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge by Iain Yardley
    Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge (English, Paperback) Iain Yardley

    Revisiting the 1987 Zeebrugge disaster through the eyes of those involved

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  • Code Name Mulberry by Guy Hartcup
    Code Name Mulberry (English, Paperback) Guy Hartcup

    The story of the Mulberry harbours must rank among the most remarkable to emerge from the Second World War. In terms of engineering achievement, it is surely one of the greatest of all time.Allied planners correctly anticipated that the Germans would deny, either by destruction or dogged defence, the vital Channel ports in the aftermath of D-Day. If the invading armies could not be kept...

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  • James Cook: The Voyages by William Frame
    James Cook: The Voyages (Paperback) William Frame, Laura Walker

    This landmark book is published to coincide with a major exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of Cook's first voyage.

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  • Trading in War by Margarette Lincoln
    Trading in War (English, Hardback) Margarette Lincoln

    A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime London who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars

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  • Dazzle by James Taylor
    Dazzle (English, Hardback) James Taylor

    Traces the development of Dazzle camouflage in naval strategy, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.

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  • The Japanese Battleship Yamato by Carlo Cestra
    The Japanese Battleship Yamato (English, Paperback) Carlo Cestra

    The Yamato Battleship was the lead ship of the Yamato class of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province on the Kii peninsula, she was the first of four designed ships and was the heaviest, largest, and most powerful battleship ever built, displacing about 72000 tons at full load and armed with nine 46-cm Type 94 main guns. Yamato...

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  • Sentinels of the Sea by R. G. Grant
    Sentinels of the Sea (Hardback) R. G. Grant

    Lighthouses have always unsettled and attracted in equal measure, highlighting the triumphs and failures in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Taking as its heroes the lighthouses themselves, Sentinels of the Sea describes the engineering genius that allowed their construction on even the smallest of rock outcrops and the innovations that made the lights so powerful and reliable. ...

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  • The Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi by Stefan Draminski
    The Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi (English, Paperback) Stefan Draminski

    This vessel, which was to become the most famous Japanese aircraft carrier and the symbol of the might of the Imperial Japanese Navy aviation, was initially built as a battlecruiser. Only as the result of the resolutions of the Washington Naval Treaty the Akagi (?Red Castle?, the name of a Japanese mountain) was completed as an aircraft carrier. During the first six months of the war in the...

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  • Black Friday by Peter Aitchison
    Black Friday (Paperback) Peter Aitchison

    A gripping account of the worst single fishing disaster where 189 men were lost in a single afternoon. Told as a gripping narrative of survival when Eyemouth was the centre of a massive smuggling ring. Told through the fishermen and their families who waited for them, Black Friday provides adventure, suspense, crime, and great humanity.

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  • The Law of the Whale Hunt by Robert Deal
    The Law of the Whale Hunt (English, Hardback) Robert Deal

    The Law of the Whale Hunt examines how property law was created in the absence of legal institutions regulating whaling in early America.

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  • Kings of the Sea by J. David Davies
    Kings of the Sea (English, Hardback) J. David Davies

    A major new reassessment of the Stuart kings roles in the development of the Royal Navy

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  • HMS Belfast Pocket Manual by John Blake
    HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (English, Hardback) John Blake

    Collates authentic period sources including design notes and information for sailors to provide a unique guide to this famous warship.

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  • US Standard-type Battleships 1941-45 1 by Mark Stille
    US Standard-type Battleships 1941-45 1 (English, Paperback) Mark Stille, Paul Wright

    Offers an insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships. This book provides an investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the first three of which, the Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, formed the US Navy's main force in the inter-war period.

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  • The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby
    The Last Grain Race (Paperback) Eric Newby

    An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last `grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

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  • A Girl Aboard the Titanic by Eva Hart
    A Girl Aboard the Titanic (English, Paperback) Eva Hart, Ron Denney

    The remarkable memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old survivor of the Titanic Disaster

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