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Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : Horatio Clare
ISBN : 9781409027652
Genre : Travel
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'Magnificent' Robert Macfarlane Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Our lives depend on shipping but it is a world which is largely hidden from us. In every lonely corner of every sea, through every night, every day, and every imaginable weather, tiny crews of seafarers work the giant ships which keep landed life afloat. These ordinary men live extraordinary lives, subject to dangers and difficulties we can only imagine, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in hazardous, if not hellish, environments. Horatio Clare joins two container ships on their epic voyages across the globe and experiences unforgettable journeys. As the ships cross seas of history and incident, seafarers unfold the stories of their lives, and a beautiful and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human subjects emerges. 'Tremendous' The Times
Category: Travel

Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : Philemon Sturges
ISBN : PSU:000058008607
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Poems describe a variety of watercraft, from birch bark canoes to cruise ships, and reveal their impact on the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : Sy Bartlett
ISBN : OCLC:13409720
Genre : Motion picture plays
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Category: Motion picture plays

Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : A. G. Thompson
ISBN : OCLC:1110342124
Genre : Clacton-on-Sea (England)
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Category: Clacton-on-Sea (England)

Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : Sydney Glanville Fielding
ISBN : 129077286X
Genre : History
File Size : 26.2 MB
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Category: History

Down To The Sea In Ships

Author : James Henry Treloar Cliff
ISBN : 0907566588
Genre : Cornwall (England : County)
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Category: Cornwall (England : County)

The Ancient Mariners

Author : Lionel Casson
ISBN : 0691014779
Genre : History
File Size : 40.37 MB
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Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.
Category: History


Author : Russell M. Lawson
ISBN : 0738524271
Genre : History
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PRIMARY COVERAGE AREA: Portsmouth, Dover, Greenland
Category: History

The Sea Mark

Author : Russell M. Lawson
ISBN : 9781611687170
Genre : History
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The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith's exploration of the New England coast
Category: History