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Bermuda Aerial Views by Scott Stallard (£26.00)Publisher: Oakwell Boulton — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0920831129]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly loose and has a stain at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by David (Dyer?), Minister of Youth Development, Sport & Recreation. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the third photographic portrait of Bermuda that Scott Stallard has published in book form. His preceding volumes, Bermuda and Bermuda II, depicted in vibrant colour and immediate detail the beauty of Bermuda that surrounds us everywhere on this exquisite island. Now a new dimension opens up, Bermuda seen in low flight from the air. The photographer in his helicopter passes and re-passes, circles and returns, follows as a painter follows with a brush each inlet and contour, each little revelation of the scene below.

It is remarkable that a place so small in physical size should offer such variety of visual beauty as to be a world to itself. Seen from the close range of our circling helicopter, Bermuda has all the varied intimacy that we have come to expect from Scott Stallard. He takes us back and forth, from garden to garden, house to house, from churches to harbours, looking down on Trimingham’s one minute and on the QE2at Dockyard in the next.

This is the work of an artist inspired by his subject. There is tremendous enthusiasm in his Introduction. He writes, ‘suddenly it is all new to me. This is the thrill of seeing Bermuda from the air. What has been viewed all our lives from one perspective is magically transformed to another. It is a discovery that this chain of islands is even more beautiful than we knew.

For all Bermudians, for those who know and love the island, for the visitor who wishes to cherish a memory of this special place, here is the completion of a unique and spectacular trilogy..”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 12". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. Tags: 0920831129 abbotts and aquamarine bermuda bermudians boaz calypso city cliff cockroach dockyard elys fly george hamilton harbour harrington hill homes inst island over pink rounding sands scott shipwrecks sighting snorkelers sound stallard visible waters wreck
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The Swiss Family Robinson: Or the Adventures of A Shipwrecked Family on An Uninhabited Island Near New Guinea by A New Translation From the Original by Mrs. H. B. Paull (£26.00)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. A binding copy really. Boards heavily knocked and marked. Shaken. One coloured plate is loose but contained. Flyleaf to the frontispiece heavily tanned. Front blank missing with damage to the hinges at that join. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Slight tanning but the coloured plates remain more than pleasant.Description: Illustrated with line drawings and coloured plates.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Decorative boards. [XVI] 512 pages. Tags: accidents after airplane david etc fiction johann juvenile robinson schweizerische shipwrecks survival translation wyss
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Here to Stay: A Collection of Pieces on a Common Theme of Human Tenacity by John Hersey (£25.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a little spotting. Price. Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: From the cover: “In Here To Stay John Hersey tells of episodes in the past 20 years in which Man has courageously risen above desperate situations and shown his determination to survive despite the threats of the nuclear age.

Appropriately Mr. Hersey first tells the story of John Kennedy’s heroism in rescuing the crew of his P. T. boat, sunk by the Japanese, seventeen years before he became President. He ends with his famous Hiroshima, the story of the survivors of the first atomic bombing, written from personal investigation, with horrifying detail and compassionate indignation.

Between these two pieces we read of several wartime incidents, a Jew’s sufferings in Auschwitz, a crippled G.I.’s difficulties in adjusting himself to civilian life, the rehabilitation of a G.I. paralysed with fright, and the adventures of two Poles who survived persecution. In addition there are the extraordinary story of the old lady marooned on a rooftop amidst floods caused by a tornado; a study of that great American, President Truman, and a most moving account of an escape from Budapest in 1956.

All John Hersey’s books have had a serious purpose. A Bell for Adano drew attention to Italy’s plight; The Wall studied the Polish Jews’ struggle against tyranny; The War Lover exposed the war mentality; The Child Buyer showed up the exploitation of youthful talent. Here To Stay is a stirring reminder of our inherent ability to face the challenge of extinction which now faces the world.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Michael Harvey. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 295 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 accidents after against airplane and are astonishing blunderers crimes death desperation dregs drives existential face fiction follies for great guard hideous his holding human kill life love madmen indomitability our ourselves panics passions question resources shipwrecks short sorrows stories survival tenacity the themes tyrants utter war will world
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Shipwreck: Archaeology in Australia by Edited by Michael Nash (£18.00)Publisher: Crawley: University of Western Australia Press — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780980296433]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". Navy Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [VIII] 224 pages. Tags: nash 9780980296433 underwater archaeology australia batavia pandora xantho shipwrecks sydney cove clonmel launceston antiquities
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Return To Midway by Robert D. Ballard & Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder/Madison Press Book — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0733610099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “It has been called ‘the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar’. On June 4, 1942, near a tiny island 1,500 miles from Hawaii, the course of the Pacific War changed dramatically. Before the battle of Midway the forces of Imperial Japan seemed unstoppable. After Midway the Japanese would never again take the offensive. Fifty-six years later, famed underwater explorer Robert Ballard embarked on a search for the lost ships that had sunk in that historic battle.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 191 pages. Tags: marine naval engineering ships midway battle shipwrecks pacific ocean war 1939-1945 operations american forces warfare history military battles campaigns actions sea unit navies usa archaeology salvage uss yorktown
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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal: Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific by Robert D. Ballard with Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Warner Books — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0446516368]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the top corners which are near frayed, which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “IRON BOTTOM SOUND… IT GETS ITS NAME FROM ALL the ships that sank there. From August to November of 1942 the tropical waters off the small island of Guadalcanal were the scene of some of the fiercest sea battles of World War II. Fifty years later, Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic and the Bismarck, took his exploration team to Guadalcanal. Their goal was not one ship but an entire naval battlefield. On board were some of the men who had served on those ships that now lay beneath Iron Bottom Sound. The memories of these survivors help tell a powerful, poignant story of men and ships and war.

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal re-creates the whole story of the campaign that changed the course of the Pacific war. For all the fame of its air and land battles, Guadalcanal is also a compelling story of sailors and warships. In fact, more Americans died in Guadalcanal waters than on land. The terror and confusion of night naval action is conveyed here in gripping chapters that describe first the bitter American defeat in the Battle of Savo Island and then the struggle to eventual victory in the climactic Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. We then descend in Ballard’s submarine to view scenes of American, Australian, and Japanese ships lying together on the ocean floor, their guns still eerily pointing at each other.

With over 300 illustrations, this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make bestsellers of Robert Ballard’s two previous books, The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. Haunting pictures of the wrecks are paired with photographs of the ships in their prime; a spectacular full-page foldout reveals the USS Quincy and the Canberra, painted in accurate detail by maritime artist Ken Marschall. Full-colour maps and diagrams plus a host of paintings and present-day photographs help to both re-create this extraordinary chapter in the history of the Pacific war and convey the excitement of modern underwater exploration.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 227 pages. Tags: underwater archaeology solomon islands guadalcanal island shipwrecks marine naval engineering ships operations actions pacific ocean second war salvage battle historic sites
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Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson (£11.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1847377300]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Atlantic Ocean was alive with the sound of screaming as 1,500 men, women and children of the once majestic liner Titanic were struggling to stay alive in the icy waters.

Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. The echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors, and Shadow of the Titanic tells their extraordinary story.

Although we think we know the story of the Titanic — the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America — little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town?

Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, this book will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story, seen through the eyes of those who survived.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 391 pages. Tags: titanic steamship biography shipwreck victims north atlantic ocean survival shipwrecks maritime history ships boats interest 1900 1914 military naval transportation shipbuilding waterways gen andrew wilson 1847377300 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Stalin's Silver by John Beasant (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780747523444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the upper panel notably ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “On the night of 28 August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman. The holds of the Barry contained 3 million silver Saudi riyals worth $80 million and over $300 million in silver bullion. The 7200-ton ship broke into two pieces and sank to a depth of 8500 feet, more than one and a half miles. For forty-five years the great depth of the wreck ruled out any thoughts of salvage. However, in 1989 salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, leader of the team which recovered artefacts from the Titanic. Roux and his team have developed technology which has resulted in an operation of deep-sea recovery never before possible. In Stalin’s Silver the story of the USS John Barry is recreated with the help of living survivors, including one of the German U-boat officers, and the mystery of the intended destination of $300 million in silver is resolved. Stalin’s Silver is as much a sensational story of politics and intrigue between governments during World War II as it is the story of the salvage of the world’s most valuable and mysterious sunken treasure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 216 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th american arabian barry century combat covered dates east elite engineering forces history hydraulic john liberty merchant middle military naval operations role salvage sea second ships shipwrecks states stories submarine treasure troves true united war world
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Steep Holm Legends and History by Rodney Legg (£11.50)Publisher: Wincanton Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0948699590]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: augustinian avon bristol captain cave cavemen celtic england fleeing fossils harris history holme hunters innkeepers island legends limits monks neolithic mesolithic ores port geoloqy gildas kidd’s rock-arches roman saxons sea severn shipwrecks signal skinner’s smugglers station steep the treasure visit visitors
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The Perfect Storm: A 1 Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger (£11.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “October 1991. The ‘perfect storm’ was that rare event, a once-in-a-century gale of such immense power and ferocity that it was perfect — that is, it could not have been any worse. Hundred-foot waves and winds of 120 miles an hour transformed the ocean into a lethal maelstrom, the kind of nightmare sailors only witness once in a lifetime. Aboard the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail, skipper Billy Tyne and his crew find themselves heading unwittingly towards its frenzied centre.”Notes: Jacket designed by Tracey Winwood. 226 pages. Tags: andrea gail ship northeast storms new england hurricanes north atlantic ocean hurricane grace halloween nor easter shipwreck survival sea after airplane accidents shipwrecks search and rescue operations tropical storm
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Who Sank the Titanic?: The Final Verdict by Robert J. Strange (£11.50)Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1848844700]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 214 pages. Tags: strange 1848844700 titanic steamship greatest loss life disasters maritime history ship planning construction gross negligence greed shipwrecks north atlantic ocean 20th century
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England By The Sea by Elizabeth Gundrey (£10.50)Publisher: Severn House — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0727820168]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins.Description: From the cover: “England’s varied coastline has always provided a vast number of equally varied and fascinating activities for visitors and for those fortunate enough to enjoy its attractions and beauty all the year round. But even those who feel they know our coastline well can still find it full of diversions and surprises. The four main sections of England-by-the-sea are: Our maritime heritage; Time off by the coast; The shoreline and its wildlife; The working coast. In this way the book caters for every interest, from trying out the local seafood to exploring a coastal fort.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: maritime heritage roman forts castles fortifications historic buildings historic ships smugglers shipwrecks marine archaeology coastal churches maritime interest seaside resorts piers sailing marinas races boat-trips shoreline wildlife sand shingle beach cliffs rocks beachcombing fossils coastal walks birds beach cliff fish lighthouses coastguards lifeboats lifeboatmen navy commercial ports fishermen maritime inns guide-books 914.2
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Stalin's Silver by John Beasant (£10.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0747523444]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper notably rubbed. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “On the night of 28 August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman. The holds of the Barry contained 3 million silver Saudi riyals worth $80 million and over $300 million in silver bullion. The 7200-ton ship broke into two pieces and sank to a depth of 8500 feet, more than one and a half miles. For forty-five years the great depth of the wreck ruled out any thoughts of salvage. However, in 1989 salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, leader of the team which recovered artefacts from the Titanic. Roux and his team have developed technology which has resulted in an operation of deep-sea recovery never before possible. In Stalin’s Silver the story of the USS John Barry is recreated with the help of living survivors, including one of the German U-boat officers, and the mystery of the intended destination of $300 million in silver is resolved. Stalin’s Silver is as much a sensational story of politics and intrigue between governments during World War II as it is the story of the salvage of the world’s most valuable and mysterious sunken treasure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th american arabian barry century combat covered dates east elite engineering forces history hydraulic john liberty merchant middle military naval operations role salvage sea second ships shipwrecks states stories submarine treasure troves true united war world
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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333776906]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “It was to be the grandest and most elaborate Arctic expedition in history. In fact, it was to be the most comprehensive scientific attack on the Arctic of all time, with the largest scientific staff ever taken on such an expedition. Its leader, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was celebrated for his studies of Eskimo life and with this expedition would find the evidence that proved his staunchly held belief that there was a last unexplored continent, hidden beneath the great polar ice cap. On 17 June 1913, the Canadian Arctic Expedition aboard the HMCS Karluk set sail from the Esquimalt Naval Yard in Victoria, British Columbia. Six weeks later, the Arctic winter had begun, the Karluk was trapped by the polar ice and those on board had been abandoned by their leader.

For five months, with the ship still frozen in a massive block of ice, the Karluk drifted further and further into the Arctic Ocean, further and further off course. On 10 January 1914, with a thunderous impact, the ice tore a hole in the ship’s hull and the Karluk’s redoubtable captain, Bob Bartlett, gave orders to abandon ship. With nothing but half the ship’s store of supplies and the polar ice beneath their feet, Captain Bartlett, twenty^ one men, an Eskimo woman and her two small daughters, nineteen dogs and one pet cat were now hopelessly shipwrecked in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. Nine months later, twelve survivors were rescued by a small whaling schooner and brought back to civilization.

The Ice Master is an epic tale of adventure, with a cast of characters as rich as any novel and with villains and heroes aplenty. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and journals, some of which have never been published before, Jennifer Niven has created a haunting and compelling account of the Karluk’s ill/fated journey and her crew’s desperate attempts to find a way home from the icy wastes of the Arctic.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Wadden. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: 1913-1918 accidents after airplane also and arctic canadian discoveries discovery endurance essays etc expeditions exploration general geographical history interest karluk peoples photography pictorials places polar regional regions scientific see ship shipwrecks stories subjects survival themes travel travelogues true writing
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Titanic: The Legend of the Unsinkable Ship by Beau Riffenburgh (£10.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 2012Binding: Hardback in Slip Case [ISBN: 9780233003382]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Slip Case. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; 3 Pockets containing facsimle documents;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 63 pages. Tags: riffenburgh 9780233003382 titanic steamship history liners shipwrecks north atlantic ocean 20th century
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Sport Diving: The British Sub-Aqua Club Diving Manual by ANON. (£9.50)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091638313]Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Leans. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “The extraordinarily exhilarating sensation of weightlessness; the excitement of seeing -underwater life at close quarters; the sheer physical challenge and sense of adventure — all these things and more go to make up sport diving. It’s a sport which is attracting more and more people of all ages who, having learnt the correct techniques, can enjoy the element of risk without being in any way endangered by it.

In this invaluable book the distinguished contributors, each of whom backs theoretical knowledge with practical expertise, combine to provide all the essential information for the would-be sport diver. Every aspect of the sport is explained in straightforward language and illustrated with specially commissioned line drawings and photographs in colour and black and white.

A comprehensive guide to the required equipment, with full explanations of its use and maintenance, lead in to chapters on training, dive planning, seamanship, diving techniques, safety precautions and procedures and first aid. Finally there are notes on diving schools, special interests such as underwater photography, and British and world diving locations.

The British Sub-Aqua Club is diving’s governing body in the UK and this manual, which is used by their members in more than twenty-seven countries throughout the world, is the most authoritative work on the sport.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mike Portelly. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 255 pages. Tags: aqualung boats bsac buoyancy careers cliff club cold-water decompression dive diving drift drysuit equipment fresh-water hypoxia interests laws lifejackets locations low-visibility marine medical narcosis nitrogen open-water photography physics planning qualifications recreation regulator safety schools scuba seamanship shipwrecks shoal sickness snorkeling sports streams sub-aqua submarine sub-marine swimming techniques tidal tides training tropics underwater wetsuit wreck
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The Wreck of the Barque Stefano Off The North West Cape of Australia in 1875 by Gustave Rathe (£9.50)Publisher: Canongate — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0862413990]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Hesperian Press, Australia] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “An extraordinary drama of shipwreck and survival, The Wreck of the Barque Stefano is a true story with all the ingredients of classic adventure fiction. This Croatian vessel went from Dubrovnik to Cardiff to pick up coal for Hong Kong. Off the North West Cape of Australia the ship was grounded and the sailors cast into the sea. Shipwrecks were common — 1,800 in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in that region alone — and castaways could expect a slow death. Although ten men struggled ashore, their plight was acute. The North West Cape is barren, plagued by heat and cyclones, and after three desperate months almost all were dead. The teenagers Miho Baccich and Ivan Jurich, themselves driven to cannibalism, were rescued by aborigines, members of a nomadic tribe whose generosity and compassion saved their lives. Eventually a pearling ship turned toward shore in a storm and they were discovered. A year after the wreck the two returned to Dubrovnik and told a Jesuit scholar of their experiences. Gustave Rathe, Miho Baccich’s grandson, first read the account as a boy in 1930. He has sought out other descendents of the principal characters and pin-pointed the sites of much of the story. In the spirit of Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, this deft adaptation of the original document unlocks a true story rich in human insight.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 136 pages. Tags: about administration aerial after aged and area art australia australian author author's baccich barque battye bay benefit betty black bundegi cadet camp campsite canning captain castaways charles church city cloates coast collection consolidated costa cutter dalmatian department deputy division dubrovnik eber factory family farquhar first follow for fremantle from full-color
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S.O.S.: Men Against the Sea by Bernard Edwards (£8.50)Publisher: New Guild — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1899694005]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “This is a superbly dramatised chronicle of 29 ships the loss of which history, by and large, passed by. Few have ever heard of the Cospatrick, a fully rigged ship destroyed by fire off the Cape of Good Hope in 1874 with the loss of 400 lives, or the steamer Utopia which skewered itself on the ram-bow of a warship in Gibralter Bay and sank in five minutes taking 500 souls with it. A similar loss of life occurred when the Russian cruise liner Admiral Nakimov collided with a bulk carrier in the Black Sea in 1986. There was no loss of life when the cruise liner Oceanis sank off the coast of Transkei, thanks to the actions of a few non-seamen who displayed the true spirit of the Birkenhead. A total of 5,683 live were lost when these ships went down.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 206 pages. Tags: accidents admiral aguila alice alnwick amazon azteca belgian bravery calliope carnatic castle central cimbria congella cospatrick flora grant hms iolaire maritime melfort nakhimov nestlea northfleet oceanos olympic pass petr prince princess queen rothesay scandinavian sealuck shipping shipwrecks shirley star studies temple utopia vasev vofturno
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Titanic Destination Disaster: The Legends and the Reality by John P. Eaton; Charles A. Haas (£7.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852605340]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Address sticker to the ½-title page. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Revised & expanded edition. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “More than eight decades after the most famous sinking of all time, interest in the Titanic tragedy remains as strong as ever. In the second edition of this best-selling paperback two of the world’s foremost Titanic experts — the only historians to have made the two and a half mile dive down to the wreck — present a fascinating summary of the disaster and its aftermath, complete with historic photographs, technical data, and a log of the ship’s brief life. They bring the story right up to date with a new chapter detailing the inter-continental struggles for salvage rights, the controversial recovery, preservation and exhibition of artefacts, and fresh evidence on the Californian mystery. Also featured are the authors’ own exclusive colour photographs.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6¼". 184 pages. Tags: 1914 20th accidents atlantic britain british century covered dates europe from great health history irish kingdom liners marine maritime medical medicine modern north ocean preventive public shipbuilding ships shipwrecks sinking steam steamship titanic transportation united
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Serpent by Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos (£7.00)Publisher: Pocket Books — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781849831093]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the south-western United States and Mexico, Halcon’s scheme hinges on Nina’s recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria.

Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the Andrea Doria’s silent steel hull-and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.”
Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Numa Files series. 474 pages. Tags: agency and andrea archaeological archaeologists archaeology assassins atlantic austin character conspiracy doria expeditions fiction fictitious kurt marine morocco national north ocean ship shipwrecks states steamship underwater united
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The Perfect Storm: A 1 Story Of Man Against The Sea by Sebastian Junger (£7.00)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857027205]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “October 1991. The ‘perfect storm’ was that rare event, a once-in-a-century gale of such immense power and ferocity that it was perfect — that is, it could not have been any worse. Hundred-foot waves and winds of 120 miles an hour transformed the ocean into a lethal maelstrom, the kind of nightmare sailors only witness once in a lifetime. Aboard the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail, skipper Billy Tyne and his crew find themselves heading unwittingly towards its frenzied centre.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 226 pages. Tags: andrea gail ship northeast storms new england hurricanes north atlantic ocean hurricane grace halloween nor easter shipwreck survival sea after airplane accidents shipwrecks search and rescue operations tropical storm
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The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean (£6.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192726188]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “CAPTAIN GATES, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym’s head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soul mate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. In fact, if it were not for him, life might be as bleak as the Antarctic wilderness. When a short family expedition spirals out of control, Sym is forced to ask herself a question that becomes a matter of life or death: is it madness to stake one’s happiness on someone who isn’t there?”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 263 pages. Tags: antarctica psychology shipwrecks curriculum deception adventure accidents national juvenile survival airplane lawrence fiction teenage stories novels edward action grace girls oates stage after young adult for key
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Isvik by Hammond Innes (£5.50)Publisher: Pan — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330321765]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover; “An old wooden ship, I'm certain. Its mast's gone. Just the stumps, all coated in ice, and the helmsman, frozen to the wheel, the ghost of a man and a ghost of a ship, all draped in white and then it was gone.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 319 pages. Tags: ships sailing shipwrecks sinking
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Ocean Terror by Jack Dillon (£5.50)Publisher: Puffin — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141304448]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 135 pages. Tags: accidents after airplane fiction general juvenile ocean shipwrecks storms survival
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Stolen by Tess Gerritsen (£5.50)Publisher: Mira — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0778301958]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the cover: “When the bullets finally ceased, the bodies lay in a coiled embrace on the lifeboat. The sinking of a cargo ship and the slaughter of its crew seemed a senseless act of violence. But Clea Rice knows the truth and is determined to expose the culprits. When Jordan Tavistock is asked to steal the indiscreet letters of a friend, he reluctantly obliges, only to be caught red-handed—by another burglar. The burglar is Clea. who is looking for something else entirely. As Jordan finds himself caught up in a web of mystery and intrigue, he wonders how he can trust Clea when she will not tell him who she is working for, or even what her real name is. Only together can they find the answers to the sinister questions surrounding the sinking of the ship. Answers that some are prepared to kill for to keep buried.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 330 pages. Tags: act action adventure and attempt conflict danger disaster escapade exploit fiction heartbreak intrigue investigation journey menace murder mystery peril risk risking run secrecy senseless shipwrecks the threat thriller tragedy venture violence voyage web whodunit
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The Perfect Storm: A 1 Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger (£5.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781857027303]Condition: Very Good. Leans.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “October 1991. The ‘perfect storm’ was that rare event, a once-in-a-century gale of such immense power and ferocity that it was perfect — that is, it could not have been any worse. Hundred-foot waves and winds of 120 miles an hour transformed the ocean into a lethal maelstrom, the kind of nightmare sailors only witness once in a lifetime. Aboard the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail, skipper Billy Tyne and his crew find themselves heading unwittingly towards its frenzied centre.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: andrea gail ship northeast storms new england hurricanes north atlantic ocean hurricane grace halloween nor easter shipwreck survival sea after airplane accidents shipwrecks search and rescue operations tropical storm
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Wrack by James Bradley (£5.50)Publisher: Review — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0747260451]Condition: Very Good. Small nick at the tail of the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 309 pages. Tags: 400-year-old and archaeologists australia body coast david destructive earlier fiction fifty find for general haunting history imagination investigation lure man modern murder murdered new norfolk obsession off portuguese recluses rewrite searching shipwrecks south such tale the wales workings would years
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