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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the present—legendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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Ghost Sea
Ferenc Máté.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780920256497.  Daedalus Item Code: 41508
 
In 1921 Vancouver, an artifact hunter named Hay has stolen a number of sacred masks, and when a Kwakiutl warrior raids the yacht to reclaim them, he also takes Hay's wife Kate as hostage. Hay turns ... (Read More)
 
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The Mauritius Command: An Aubrey & Maturin Adventure
Patrick O'Brian.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007255863.  Daedalus Item Code: 32527
 
In this fourth book in the series, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope ... (Read More)
 
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Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (Read More)
 
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The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
George C. Daughan.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465019625.  Daedalus Item Code: 60510
 
A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the USS Essex on a 17-month cruise to the South Seas, an odyssey related in swashbuckling detail by the ... (Read More)
 
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Ships of the Civil War 1861–1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy
Kevin J. Dougherty.
Publisher: Amber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909160675.  Daedalus Item Code: 60365
 
Although noted for its land battles, the American Civil War's marine engagements announced a new kind of naval warfare, with the first-time use of ironclads, submarines, and torpedoes. Here the ... (Read More)
 
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The Shipwreck Cannibals: Captain John Deane and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752487236.  Daedalus Item Code: 60071
 
In August 1710, the British merchant ship Nottingham Galley sailed for New England until a storm shipwrecked the 14 crewmen on Boon Island, a barren stretch of rock off the coast of Maine. Two ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Kathleen A. Foster.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300185478.  Daedalus Item Code: 42143
 
How does an artist create an image that demands our attention, and lingers with us long after we've seen it? The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, established Winslow ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
 
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (Read More)
 
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Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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A Whaling Captain's Life: The Exciting True Account by Henry Acton for His Son, William
Henry Acton.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596294172.  Daedalus Item Code: 60298
 
First published in 1838, Henry Acton's guide to the whaling life was written to satisfy the curiosity of his young son, William. Along with a meticulous description of how whales are hunted, killed, ... (Read More)
 
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