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A Book of Voyages
Patrick O'Brian, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393089585.  Daedalus Item Code: 71710
 
On her 1786 journey through the Crimea, Lady Craven witnesses barbaric entertainments in the court of the Tartar Khan. John Bell tells us of his day's hunting with the Manchu emperor in 1721 outside ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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Feeding Nelson's Navy: The True Story of the Food at Sea in the Georgian Era
Janet Macdonald.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848327474.  Daedalus Item Code: 72899
 
Contrary to the prevailing image of rotten meat and weevily biscuits, the Georgian sailor's diet was a surprisingly hearty mixture of beer, brandy, salt beef and pork, pease, butter, cheese, hard ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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The Hunted Whale
James McGuane.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069129.  Daedalus Item Code: 71721
 
Before the coming of steamships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt for sperm whales was a relatively even contest between two wily mammals. A photographer and filmmaker as well as a ... (Read More)
 
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Impressionists on the Water
Christopher Lloyd, et al. Diane B. Wilsey, foreword. Gilles Chardeau, contrib.
Publisher: Fine Arts Museums SF.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780847840373.  Daedalus Item Code: 71975
 
The painting from which the Impressionist movement took its name—Claude Monet's Impression: Sunrise (1872)—was a river scene, and this beautifully illustrated book explores the vital presence ... (Read More)
 
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In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393243147.  Daedalus Item Code: 71722
 
After Napoleon died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty in Britain ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles of the Napoleonic era—The Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, ... (Read More)
 
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Nautical Flag Shower Curtain

Publisher: Kikkerland.   Format: .
UPC: 612615073333.  Daedalus Item Code: 76235
 
Jazz up your bathroom with this jaunty nautical shower curtain, decorated with red, white, blue, yellow, and black graphics based on international maritime signal flags. The woven polyester curtain ... (Read More)
 
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A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World
Stephen R. Berry.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300204230.  Daedalus Item Code: 72196
 
In October 1735, James Oglethorpe's Georgia Expedition set sail from London with 227 passengers aboard two merchant ships and began a transformative voyage across the Atlantic that would last nearly ... (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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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
Owen Chase. Tim Cahill, foreword. Paul Lyons, intro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784871260.  Daedalus Item Code: 70849
 
A superb companion to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (made into a gripping feature film in 2015)—and an outstanding evocation of the whaling life in its own right—this is the ... (Read More)
 
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Submarines 1776–1940: Weapons of War
Michael Spilling, ed.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785830016.  Daedalus Item Code: 73040
 
Profiling some 150 vessels—including color illustrations, brief operational histories, and specifications like overall dimensions, crew size, propulsion, displacement, speed, range, and armament—this ... (Read More)
 
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