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The Conquest of the Ocean: An Illustrated History of Seafaring
Brian Lavery.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781465408419.  Daedalus Item Code: 61587
 
Spanning 5,000 years of oceanic history, this is an abundantly and colorfully illustrated chronology of sailors and the sea. Here are great sea voyages—often with eyewitness accounts, from voyagers ... (Read More)
 
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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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Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Tim McGrath.
Publisher: NAL Caliber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780451416117.  Daedalus Item Code: 61559
 
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat, after England sent hundreds of ships to bottle up American harbors and prey on commercial shipping. The colonies ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard & Emmanuelle Vagnon.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852389.  Daedalus Item Code: 61112
 
First appearing in 13th-century Italy, portolan charts were parchment atlases prized by sailors as navigational aids, and were used to interest wealthy sponsors in empire-building. Shown here in more ... (Read More)
 
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The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793–1815
Noel Mostert.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066531.  Daedalus Item Code: 61180
 
In February 1793 France declared war on Britain, and for the next 22 years the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars raged. As the author of Supership and Frontiers vividly depicts here, ... (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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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (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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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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