Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062279354
Size: 59.40 MB
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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes this dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and to the daring mariners who used it to explore, ...

The Voyage Of The Cormorant

Author: Christian Beamish
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 1938340116
Size: 75.12 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 ...

Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 13.31 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 ...

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 28.36 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.

Who Discovered America

Author: Gavin Menzies
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062236776
Size: 46.93 MB
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A maverick scholar, Menzies has made a riveting new contribution to the story of humanity's earliest explorers, revealing the truth behind one of history's most fascinating questions: Who discovered America?

Super Crunchers

Author: Ian Ayres
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0719521033
Size: 49.25 MB
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As Freakonomics detailed, statistical analysis can reveal the secret levers of causation. But economist Ian Ayres argues that that's only part of the story - super crunching is revolutionizing the way we all make decisions.

Tupaia

Author: Joan Druett
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780313387487
Size: 77.44 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.

Adrift

Author: Steven Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526560
Size: 10.92 MB
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In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an ...

Collision Course

Author: Alvin Moscow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504031504
Size: 17.95 MB
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In this “electrifying book,” Associated Press journalist Alvin Moscow, who covered the court hearings that sought to explain the causes of the tragedy and interviewed all the principals, re-creates with compelling accuracy the actions ...

Nathaniel S Nutmeg

Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466873477
Size: 58.57 MB
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Written with the flair of a historical sea novel but based on rigorous research, Giles Milton's Nathaniel's Nutmeg is a brilliant adventure story by Giles Milton, a writer who has been hailed as the "new Bruce Chatwin" (Mail on Sunday).