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Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast

By: David Stick

Price: $14.95

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: January 1952

Seller ID: 19168

ISBN: 0807806226

Condition: Used - Like New


New condition with clean text and tight spine except for crease in the back inner flap of the dustjacket. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

By: Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press: October 2008

Seller ID: 17870

ISBN: 0071474765

Condition: New


The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism? Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer of the "Golden Age of Piracy" enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess co... View more info

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The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent

By: George Lowe,Huw Lewis-Jones

Price: $23.70

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: May 2013

Edition: 60

Seller ID: 5664

ISBN: 0500544239

Condition: New


240 p. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Face to Face: Polar Portraits

By: Huw Lewis-Jones

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Conway: August 2010

Seller ID: 3976

ISBN: 184486099X

Condition: New


Touted by National Geographic Adventure as "the greatest polar portraits of all time,"" Face to Face" presents unpublished historic treasures from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge alongside evocative modern imagery by leading expedition photographer Martin Hartley. From the first polar photographs and portraits of explorers, to early photos of the Inuit and rare images from heroic-age Antarctic expeditions, this is a stunning tribute to the history of polar exploration. View more info

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Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

By: John Geiger,Alanna Mitchell

Price: $18.95

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers: October 2015

Seller ID: 3793

ISBN: 1443444170

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

Sailing to the Edge of Time

By: John Kretschmer

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Adlard Coles: November 2018

Seller ID: 18868

ISBN: 147295162X

Condition: New


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Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage

By: Ken McGoogan

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions: September 2017

Seller ID: 3823

ISBN: 1443441260

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing **SIGNED by AUTHOR** New condition, publisher's remainder, NOT ex-library or BCE. Ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing **SIGNED by AUTHOR** New condition, publisher's remainder, NOT ex-library or BCE. Ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

By: Kevin F. McMurray

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Atria: May 2001

Seller ID: 17250

ISBN: 0743400623

Condition: New


On a dense, foggy, late July evening in 1956, the Italian-flagged cruise liner "Andrea Doria," bound for New York, was struck broadside by another cruise ship. After an agonizing eleven hours, the relentless sea would drag her down, settling the "Doria" uneasily into the murky Atlantic ocean floor nearly two hundred and fifty feet below. AmazingIy, due to a daring and fevered rescue operation by her oceangoing brethren, only fifty-one of the more than 1,700 people on board both ships were killed in the collision. Years have passed since that tragedy, yet the "Andrea Doria" is still taking liv... View more info

Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

By: Leonard F. Guttridge

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Putnam Adult: February 2000

Seller ID: 18039

ISBN: 0399145893

Condition: New


In Icebound, acclaimed historian Leonard F. Guttridge told a "truly exciting" (Atlantic Monthly) and "gripping tale" (Washington Post) of exploration that was "well worth reading". (New York Times) Now, he uncovers a notorious true story of man against nature -- and the nature of man -- that will chill the soul of anyone who read Alive or thrilled to the legend of the Shackleton voyage.In July 1881, twenty-five men set sail to establish a scientific base in the Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. Three years later only six returned. Through private letters and diaries of the doomed men, Gut... View more info

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The Book of Marvels: An Explorer's Miscellany

By: Mark Collins Jenkins

Price: $20.85

Publisher: National Geographic: April 2009

Seller ID: 16524

ISBN: 1426204094

Condition: New


In centuries past, undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown, traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate "There be dragons." And those fortunate adventurers who made it home again always had fantastical tales to tell--even if sometimes they stretched the truth up to and beyond the breaking point. This eclectic history of exploration sweeps from antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing ages when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill or a new world just over the horizon. Among others, we meet Marco Polo, the 13th-... View more info

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

By: Nigel Rigby,Pieter van der Merwe,Glyn Williams

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Adlard Coles: November 2018

Seller ID: 16595

ISBN: 1472957733

Condition: New


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The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

By: Peter Maas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Harper: September 1999

Seller ID: 18180

ISBN: 0060194804

Condition: New


On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, prizewinning author Peter Maas brings us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the Squalus. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charle... View more info

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

By: Robert Kurson

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Random House: June 2015

Seller ID: 4812

ISBN: 1400063361

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic

By: Sam Jefferson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Adlard Coles: April 2016

Seller ID: 18855

ISBN: 1472916735

Condition: New


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Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

By: Stephen R. Bown

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Da Capo Press: November 2017

Seller ID: 6961

ISBN: 0306825198

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Merloyd Lawrence Book. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing. BRAND NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Merloyd Lawrence Book. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing. BRAND NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

South With Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917:The Photographs of Frank Hurley

By: unknown

Price: $22.95

Publisher: BCL Press: January 2004

Seller ID: 17730

ISBN: 1932302077

Condition: Used - Like New


Book itself is like new with clean text and tight binding. Dustjacket shows shelfwear at the edges and mild tanning. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

By: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Belknap Press: October 2012

Seller ID: 18103

ISBN: 0674047656

Condition: New


Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner's art i... View more info