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            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blainey, Geoffrey

            • RRP: $34.99
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            In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkabl...e quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.
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            ISBN 9781760895099
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Batavia

            Batavia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            ISBN 9781864711349
            Published AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Across the Sea to War: Australian & New Zealand Troop Convoys from 1865 through two World Wars...
              

            Across the Sea to War: Australian & New Zealand Troop Convoys from 1865 through two World Wars... (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Plowman, Peter

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            Australia and New Zealand have a proud record of sending troops overseas to fight for Great Britain when conflicts have arisen over the years. This book chronicles the transporting of these troops by ship to overseas destinations, starting with the Sudan Campaign in 1865. The maj...ority of the book covers troops conveyed in WW2.
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            ISBN 9781877058066
            Published AU 1 Jul 2003
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            HMS Victory
             

            HMS Victory (Paperback)

            By Eastland, Jonathan

            • RRP: $47.99
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            HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.

            ISBN 9781848320949
            Released AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Seaforth Historic Ships Series
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            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

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            Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corn...er, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture! This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
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            ISBN 9780241379776
            Released AU 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Betts, Jonathan; Observatory Greenwich, Royal

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.

            ISBN 9781906367695
            Released AU 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
             

            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (Hardback)

            By Abulafia, David

            • RRP: $101.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh centur...y, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, linking together half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne colonial empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, David Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. Besides its grand narratives, The Boundless Sea explores the lesser known maritime enterprises of Denmark, Sweden, Oman, Sri Vijaya and many others. And today, as plastic refuse covers thousands of square miles of the waters, and once exotic trading cities and outposts are replaced by vast, mechanized container ports, he asks - what next for our oceans and our world?
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            ISBN 9781846145087
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
              

            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated Edition)

            By Biel, Steven

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Brimming over with wit and insight. . . . Fresh and fascinating. Dan Rather

            ISBN 9780393340808
            Released AU 26 Mar 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Seaside 100: A History of the British Seaside in 100 Objects

            Seaside 100: A History of the British Seaside in 100 Objects (Hardback)

            By Ferry, Kathryn

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $34.99
            • Delayed Release

            Sandcastles, donkeys, piers and sticks of rock. Beach huts, paddle steamers, promenade shelters and ice cream cones. Our modern seaside is the sum of its parts and all those parts have their history. This book explores the best-loved features of our favourite holiday destinations..., each object and building adding its own layer to the story of our shared seaside heritage. Using a mixture of historic images and modern photographs the book takes a roughly chronological journey through the things that have made our seaside distinctive. The places where we have chosen to take our holidays for the past three hundred years have been transformed from mere stretches of coastline but they are not like inland towns. Inside these pages can be found a celebration of all that makes our seaside special.
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            ISBN 9781912690848
            Released AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Unicorn Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Short History of Seafaring
             

            A Short History of Seafaring (Paperback)

            By Lavery, Brian

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Discover more than six centuries of naval history in this essential guide to the most impressive seafaring tales, explorers, and maritime environments. For more than 5,000 years, the sea has challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors who set forth to explore it. This hi...story of the sea and sailing tells the remarkable story of those individuals - whether they lived to tell the tale themselves or not. From the early Polynesian seafarers and the first full circumnavigations of the globe, to explorers picking their way through the coral reefs of the West Indies, this book tells the compelling story of life at sea that lies behind man's search for new lands, new trade, conquest, and uncharted waters. The great milestones of nautical history from the discovery of America to the establishment of the Royal Navy, the naval history of the American Civil War, the Battle of Midway and modern piracy are all charted, and set in their cultural and historical context. The Conquest of the Ocean is a unique compendium of awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages that always involve great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.
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            ISBN 9780241379691
            Released AU 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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