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

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour...

Nigel Rigby, Pieter van der Merwe, Glyn Williams

History; Maritime history; Geographical discovery & exploration

Paperback

Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific... [more]

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By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

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By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Trent Dalton

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Maritime history; Colonialism & imperialism; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling... [more]

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Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders

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Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and...

James Taylor

Painting & paintings; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Botanical art; Landscape art & architecture; History; Maritime history

Hardback

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific... [more]

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The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World: The Sinking of the  Titanic  and the End of the Edwardian Era

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The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World: The Sinking of the Titanic and...

Gareth Russell

History; Social & cultural history; Maritime history; Advocate - History

Paperback

When the ship of dreams sank, so did the Edwardian era. In this original and meticulously-researched narrative history, Gareth... [more]

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Elizabeth's Sea Dogs

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Elizabeth's Sea Dogs

Hugh Bicheno

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Maritime history

Paperback

Elizabeth's Sea Dogs investigates the rise and fall of a unique group of adventurers - men like Francis Drake, John Hawkins,... [more]

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London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter

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London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter

Fiona Rule

History; Social & cultural history; Maritime history; Harbours & ports

Paperback

A new, paperback edition of the first book to tell the remarkable story of London's Docklands [more]

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Exploring the Britannic: The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

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Exploring the Britannic: The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic...

Simon Mills

History; Maritime history; First World War; Ships & shipping: general interest; Swimming & diving

Hardback

Launched in 1914, two years after the ill-fated voyage of her sister ship, RMS Titanic, the Britannic was intended to be superior... [more]

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Brian Lavery

History; British & Irish history; Maritime history; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

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Following the progress of the Royal Navy from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the First World War, Brian Lavery reveals... [more]

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Mutiny, Mayhem, Mythology: Bounty's Enigmatic Voyage

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Mutiny, Mayhem, Mythology: Bounty's Enigmatic Voyage

Alan Frost

History; Maritime history

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In 1789, the HMS Bounty was sailing through the western Pacific Ocean when disgruntled crewmen seized control and set their... [more]

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Indianapolis

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Indianapolis

Lynn Vincent

History; Maritime history; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

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Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

Helen M. Rozwadowski

Maritime history; Mathematics & Sciences; Oceanography (seas)

Hardback

Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans,... [more]

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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Peter Moore

History; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Maritime history

Paperback

Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first great voyage, visiting Pacific islands unknown to European geography, charting... [more]

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Mutiny or Murder?: The Bloodsoaked Voyage of the Chapman Convict Ship

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Mutiny or Murder?: The Bloodsoaked Voyage of the Chapman Convict Ship

Conor Reidy

True stories; History; Maritime history; Penology & punishment

Paperback

Comprehensive account of one of the darkest episodes in the history of penal transportation history [more]

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Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Ticonderoga, One of the Most Calamitous Voyages in Australian History

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Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Ticonderoga, One of the Most...

Michael Veitch

History; Maritime history

Paperback

For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga,... [more]

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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

Tom Nancollas

Architecture; Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; History of architecture; Social & cultural history; Maritime history

Hardback

Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes... [more]

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Pirates: Truth and Tales

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Pirates: Truth and Tales

Helen Hollick

Biography: general; History; Maritime history

Paperback

Discover the history behind everyone's favourite villain, from the golden age of piracy to the present. Pirates, those desperate... [more]

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The Listeners: U-boat Hunters During the Great War

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The Listeners: U-boat Hunters During the Great War

Roy R. Manstan

History; Maritime history

Hardback

An untold story of scientists and engineers who changed the course of World War I [more]

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia's Greatest Maritime Mystery Was Solved

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia's Greatest Maritime Mystery Was...

David L. Mearns

History; Maritime history; Second World War; Military & naval ships

Paperback

'We just found Sydney. We've got it. It's absolutely crystal clear. She's sitting upright in a small debris field. There's... [more]

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The Golden Age of Piracy: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Popularity of Pirates

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The Golden Age of Piracy: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Popularity of Pirates...

Douglas R. Burgess, Guy Chet, John A. Coakley, Carolyn Eastman

History; History of the Americas; Maritime history

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Shrouded by myth and hidden by Hollywood, the real pirates of the Caribbean come to life in this collection of essays edited... [more]

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The Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs the World, 1775-1782

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The Struggle for Sea Power: The Royal Navy vs the World, 1775-1782

Sam Willis

History; Maritime history; Military history; American War of Independence

Paperback

With a cast of swaggering swashbuckling characters, The Struggle for Sea Power charts the greatest war in the age of sail.... [more]

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London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

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London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

Stephen Alford

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Maritime history

Paperback

Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct... [more]

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Seafurrers: The Ships' Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World

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Seafurrers: The Ships' Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World

Philippa Sandall

History; Maritime history; Cats as pets

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While the many extraordinary exploits of the seafarers who mapped the world have been well documented, those of their indispensable... [more]

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

History; Maritime history

Paperback

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans. [more]

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The Spanish Armada: A Ladybird Expert Book

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The Spanish Armada: A Ladybird Expert Book

Sam Willis

History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Maritime history; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

Hardback

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Spanish Armada is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to King Philip... [more]

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Lustre: Pearling and Australia

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Lustre: Pearling and Australia

Ms Tanya Edwards, Ms Sarah Yu

History; Maritime history

Paperback

The raw, alluring beauty of the pearl and the stories of those who collected it form a fascinating part of Australia's national... [more]

$24.95

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