The Arts Of The Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132684
Size: 18,49 MB
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The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

The Young Sea Officer S Sheet Anchor

Author: Darcy Lever
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486402208
Size: 16,81 MB
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First published in 1808, this now-rare volume offers clear definitions and copious illustrations of the principles of rigging, tacking, use of a compass, splicing ropes, making sails, much more.

Sinking Of The Titanic

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486402987
Size: 15,81 MB
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

Pirates Of New Spain 1575 1742

Author: Peter Gerhard
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486426112
Size: 11,41 MB
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Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Gerhard traces the exploits of the Elizabethan pirates — most notably, Sir Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind —Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers like Captain Morgan, and the incursions of English smugglers.

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140865
Size: 11,26 MB
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Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.

La Belle

Author: James E. Bruseth
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623493617
Size: 12,39 MB
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In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship’s hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.

Magic And Showmanship

Author: Henning Nelms
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136787
Size: 17,33 MB
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Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants.

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147592
Size: 15,56 MB
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Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.

Selected Short Stories Dual Language

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119629
Size: 16,33 MB
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DIV6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. /div

Decisive Games In Chess History

Author: Lud?k Pachman
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486253237
Size: 13,13 MB
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International Grandmaster analyzes key games in 65 of the most important matches of the last 100 years. Extensive diagrams and indices.