Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062279354
Size: 63.35 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, ...

Sextant

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007516582
Size: 15.78 MB
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This is the dramatic story of an instrument that changed history.

The Voyage Of The Cormorant

Author: Christian Beamish
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938340666
Size: 68.82 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 boat ...

Ships Clocks And Stars

Author: Richard Dunn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062357174
Size: 16.81 MB
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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at ...

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 44.74 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.

Adrift

Author: Steven Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526560
Size: 20.27 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 ...

The Lost Mandate Of Heaven

Author: Geoffrey Shaw, PhD
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586179357
Size: 61.74 MB
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. . This book is not a happy read. But it is a careful record to set the issue straight.

Public Enemies

Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101032749
Size: 22.34 MB
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In Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI to tell the full story—for the first time—of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year ...