In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from Chin... read more

Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas
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Elizabeth's Sea Dogs investigates the rise and fall of a unique group of adventurers - men like Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher and Walter Raleigh. Seen by the English as heroes but by the Spanish as pirates, the... read more

Elizabeth's Sea Dogs - How England's Mariners Became the Scourge of the Seas
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Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes pregnant with her first child, she feels its pull even more int... read more

Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea
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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - Big E - was an icon of her time. During her 51 years of service in the United States Navy she lived up to her name and achieved many "first" and "only"... read more

USS Enterprise CVA(N) / CVN-65: The World's First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
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An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portugues... read more

Cutty Sark - The Last of the Tea Clippers (150th Anniversary Edition)
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THIS BOOK tells the story of the trans-Tasman shipping service from the days of the earliest steam ship service to the liner Wanganella's last voyage to New Zealand in 1963. The only Australian company to maintain a service across the Tasman Sea was ... read more

Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners
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DoP September 2008 Captain James Cook is probably the most famous explorer of all time, and not without good reason. The three Pacific voyages of discovery he made between 1768 and 1779... read more

The Voyages of Captain Cook : 101 Questions and Answers about the  Explorer and his Three Great Scientific Expeditions
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From the dawn of civilization man has held a fascination with the sea, and over the centuries has built myriad ships and sailing craft for an equally diverse range of purposes. This title provides a at-a-glance guide to more than 1200 of the most important ships from the earliest times onwards.

Ships: Visual Encyclopaedia
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New Zealand, a country ‘rinsed by the sea’, has a shipping story to tell as long and convoluted as its coastline. Thoroughly researched, with an eye for a good yarn but also with an acute sense of the shifting social and po... read more

Saltwater Highways: The Story of Ports and Shipping in New Zealand
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Nophoto
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Whatever else Rob Mundle may write, this is likely to be his master work' Mike Power, The Mercury 'ROB MUNDLE IS A MASTER OF THE MARITIME NARRATIVE' Sunday Age Just before 1pm Boxing Day 1998, many thousands of Australians gathered - on and around Sydney H... read more

Fatal Storm
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 Biographies & Memoirs

The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in the Royal Navy. Th... read more

Bligh: Master Mariner
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