The World Water Speed Record

Author: Roy Calley
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445637987
Size: 13,26 MB
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The first comprehensive and definitive history of the quest for one of the world’s most dangerous records.

The Other British Isles

Author: David W. Moore
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489243
Size: 13,49 MB
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Their names bespeak a rich past. From the Norse Hjaltland comes the modern Shetland: islands nominally Scottish, steeped in Nordic culture, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Important Neolithic sites are at Skara Brae and Maes Howe in the Orkneys. Holy Iona, island center of Celtic Christianity, the Isle of Man, former seat of rule over the Irish Sea, and Anglesey and Islay, homes of medieval courts at Aberffraw and Loch Finlaggan, are just a few of the more than 6,000 islands that form the archipelago known as the British Isles. The offshore isles are home to half a million people. Focusing on the eight islands or chains that have long supported substantial populations, this history tells the stories of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Anglesey, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Isles, and the Isles of Man and Wight, from their Neolithic settlement, to Roman, Norse and Norman occupation, to the struggle to maintain their uniqueness in today’s world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Lost Voyages

Author: Bradley Sheard
Editor: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781881652175
Size: 16,38 MB
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Documents hundreds of nineteenth and twentieth century shipwrecks in and around New York's waters

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

The Very Bloody History Of Britain 2

Author: John Farman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448121078
Size: 18,64 MB
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John Farman makes history hysterical in this must-have companion volume to the best-selling THE VERY BLOODY HISTORY OF BRITAIN: THE FIRST BIT! It's the wittiest and wackiest chronicle of modern British history you'll find - ranging from post-war rationing, through the glut of the Thatcher yuppy years to the new millenium.


Author: Nigel Hawkes
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
Size: 16,16 MB
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Celebrates the landmark achievements in the technology of transportation-land, sea, air, and space.

The Sea And Civilization

Author: Lincoln Paine
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782393579
Size: 15,29 MB
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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.

English Mechanic And World Of Science

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The Astounding Discoveries Of Doctor Mentiroso

Author: A Hyatt Verrill
Editor: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612105815
Size: 13,86 MB
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Doctor Mentiroso made an astounding discovery! That is it is possible to eliminate time and enter either the past or the future: these things have actually been accomplished!