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In April 2013 a global breaking-news story surfaced on social media and in the world press, and rapidly gathered momentum. A South African man had fallen overboard in the night during a storm in remote Indonesian waters, without anyone else

Archibald, Brett

Anatomy of the Ship: The 100-Gun Ship Victory
240(Ht mm) 254(Wdt mm) 120

This book features a full and detailed description of every aspect ofthe HMS Victory. Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, HMS Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved as a ma

McKay, John

Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Bismarck
240(Ht mm) 254(Wdt mm) 160

This new in paperback edition features a full and detailed description of every aspect of the battleship Bismark. The Bismarck is probably the most famous warship in the world. The 45,000-ton German battleship was com

Brower, Jack

Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
195(Ht mm) 133(Wdt mm) 400

One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense chasm. This giant gash in the flanks of the planet slowly opened up and eventually evolved

Winchester, Simon

Book of Wooden Boats
200 four-color photographs 192

Marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz has built a reputation for honoring the essence and integrity of classic wooden boats through the ongoing Calendar of Wooden Boats. This full-color book presents the most exc

Mendlowitz, Benjamin, Bray, Maynard, Rousmaniere, John

Charts of War
307(Ht mm) 288(Wdt mm) 160

John Blake has drawn on his extensive knowledge of some of the most impressive collections in the world, together with his experience in the Royal Navy, to produce a fascinating illustrated account of the role that cha

Blake, John

Empires of the Sea
198(Ht mm) 126(Wdt mm) 368

One of the most gripping and exciting stories ever told of an epic period of international warfare, now beautifully repackaged. Empires of the Sea shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war.


Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History

Relive the journey of how the world was discovered with the illustrated Fifty Ships that Changed the Course of History. From the Stone Age to the present day, no technology has had a more profound impact on mankind than watercraft. Boats an

Graham, Ian

From Great Depths
280(Ht mm) 235(Wdt mm)

Long considered one of the world's most significant wartime mysteries, the fateful dusk encounter between HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider Kormoran stands as Australia's single largest naval disaster. The loss of

McCarthy, M.(Edited by)

Ghost Wave
2x8pp 4x4c 320

'A remarkable story that will appeal to those who ride a board and those who have never set foot in the water alike.' NEWCASTLE HERALD In GHOST WAVE, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motl

Dixon, Chris

Golden Age of Maritime Maps
300 full colour illustrations 256

'Portolan charts', so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning 'related to ports or harbours', were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crissc

Hofmann, Catherine, Richard, Helene, Vagnon, Emmanuelle

Great Mediterranean Passenger Ships
110 black & white illustrations, 70 colour plates 96

It is hard to think of the passenger liners from the golden era of Mediterranean cruising without also conjuring the nostalgic, dream-like vision of azure-blue waters, bright sunshine and swim

Miller, William

History of Sailing in 100 Objects
More than 100 illustrations and photographs 224

Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the die

Pickthall, Barry

HMS Victory Manual
Illustrations (chiefly col.) 176

HMS Victory is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a snipe

Goodwin, Peter

In the Hour of Victory

Between 1794 and 1815 the Royal Navy repeatedly crushed her enemies at sea in a period of military dominance that equals any in history. When Napoleon eventually died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty ordered that the original dispatches

Willis, Sam

Leviathan: A World of Ships and Men: How Modern Britain Was Made
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 352

The 350 years between the accession of the Tudors and the beginning of the Victorian age witnessed one of the great transformations of any nation in history: 'Britain' emerged from being a second rate European power to

Scott, David

Many-Headed Hydra revised
black & white illustrations 433

Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured serva

Linebaugh, Peter, Rediker, Marcus (University of Pittsburgh Georgetown University, Washington DC Georgetown University, Washington DC Georgetown University, Washington DC University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Georgetown University, Washington

Notable Boats
210(Ht mm) 225(Wdt mm) 176

Whether used for transport, adventure, work, or sport, boats have played a vital role in human history and have inspired numerous stories. The 40 boats featured in Notable Boats will gently float you away with tales of

Compton, Nic


Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future. The Pacific is a world of tsunami

Winchester, Simon

Pacific Worlds
50 b/w illus. 5 maps 450

Asia, the Pacific Islands and the coasts of the Americas have long been studied separately. This essential single-volume history of the Pacific traces the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have connected t

Matsuda, Matt K.

Paradise of the Pacific
70 black and white illustrations, maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index 320

In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of Hawai'i -

Moore, Susanna

Report into the Loss of the Titanic
Illustrations 384

Samuel Halpern has written many books and articles on Titanic and often used the 1912 wreck report as a source of reference. It occurred to him one day how fascinating it would be if a team of dedicated, passionate and expert a

Halpern, Sam

RMS Titanic Manual
Illustrations (some col.) 160

The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this lev

Kerbrech, Richard de, Hutchings, David F.

Sea Chart
More than 120 full colour maps and charts 192

To sail the oceans needed skill as well as courage and experience, and the sea chart with, where appropriate, the coastal view, was the tool by which ships of trade, transport or conquest navigated t

Blake, John

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
197 illustrations 592

Lionel Casson's encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing t

Casson, Lionel

Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945

'The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries about the most secretive and mysterious of Britain's armed forces, the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Written with unpre

Jinks, James, Hennessy, Peter

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 384

Ernest Shackleton's own account of his ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica from sea to sea is a story of courage, endurance, survival and the true spirit of adventure. In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott

Shackleton, Ernest

Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years
30 336

'Tourist Third Cabin' offers a window into a bygone era in which modern steamships like the Queen Mary, the Normandie, and the Olympic transported new breeds of tourists between Europe and North America, and dazzled them with their techno

Coons, Lorraine, Varias, Alexander

Struggle for Sea Power
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 672

"For the first time, Sam Willis offers a fascinating naval perspective to one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, who, in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an

Willis, Sam

Swallowed by the Sea
265(Ht mm) 220(Wdt mm) 240

Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence. Read about the old

Henderson, Graeme

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 304

At 2.20am on 15th April 1912, the Titanic was plunging 12,000 feet to the ocean floor. The giant ship had broken into two pieces - her streamlined bow speeding to the bottom of the sea, her stern sinking slower, breaki

Mayo, Jonathan

Titanic in Photographs
Illustrations (some col.) 160

with Bruce Beveridge, Scott Andrews and Art Braunschweiger

Klistorner, Daniel, Hall, Steve, Beveridge, Bruce

Titanic the Ship Magnificent
Illustrations (some col), ports. 800

This is a limited edition slipcase containing both volumes of "Titanic The Ship Magnificent." The largest, most luxurious ship in the world, wrecked on her maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in mid

Beveridge, Bruce, Andrews, Scott, Hall, Steve

Under Full Sail

How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's

Mundle, Rob

, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps 192

We know the shape of the world today because ships of the mid-fiftennth to mid-eighteenth centuries, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and estuary on

Miller, Gordon

Voyages of Captain James Cook
140 color & 35 b/w photos 320

The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, the Royal Society chos

Cook, James

Why the Titanic Sank
66 illustrations 192

Although the answer appears obvious, there is far more to the sinking of the Titanic than is popularly understood. On 10 April 1912 Titanic - the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world - left Southampton on

Bartlett, W. B.