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Terror on the High Seas

Author : John Cox
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This book starts with a wonderful bonding vacation that concludes with the worst of all news. This news will force John to reach deeper into himself than he ever has. His attempt to find a new peace to replace his grief and sorrow seems to be unattainable. It thrusts him into a terrifying adventure that tests his intellect, physical limits, and ability to survive in the most hazardous circumstances and finally to confront the peace source before his very eyes. The question is whether he can recognize it. He must accept the challenge, and more than that, can he keep evil from conquering him and those he loves? This book has a little bit of Robinson Crusoe without a “man Friday” person. He must help himself unassisted in life-or-death situations. Don’t miss the smart yacht and the innovations that confound the most inventive.

Royce s Sailing Illustrated

Author : Patrick M. Royce
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"Volume 1 -- on-the-water manual remains unchanged for rapid reference underway. It survived the test of time in endless sailing worlds on one, two, and three hulls"--Back cover note.

Dana s Seamen s Friend Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship with Plates

Author : James Lees
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Author : Yuri Dolgopolov
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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Dana s Seamen s Friend Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship

Author : Richard Henry Dana (Jr.)
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Sailing Illustrated

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Flamethrower

Author : Bryan Mark Rigg
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Late in the Pacific War, as Americans were fighting their way to the home islands of the Japanese Empire, one of the fiercest battles of World War II was raging. The Japanese had created perhaps the best defended area anywhere on an island called Iwo Jima. Days into the bloody battle, casualties were high on both sides. United States Marines were taking an awful pounding out in the open from enemy fortified positions. Imperial Japanese soldiers in pillboxes and bunkers knew that the greatest danger they faced was from a flamethrower if it could get near enough to hit them. Imagine a little guy strapping on a highly flammable 70-pound weapon, instantly drawing heavy enemy fire as he maneuvered close enough with a small team of Leathernecks to destroy a pillbox. Woody Williams did just that on the hellishly hot and sulfurous, volcanic island of Iwo Jima, destroying Japanese emplacements against dire odds. He, along with numerous comrades, did it again and again, taking out hundreds of fortifications which had stalled their regiment’s advance to secure the islands airfields. The capture of Iwo Jima helped the powerful new B-29s have P-51 fighter-plane escorts to help the bombers pound Japan into submission. Iwo actually was a backup landing zone for the Enola Gay if she had difficulties delivering her atomic bomb on 6 August 1945 at Hiroshima, a bomb American leaders hoped would bring Hirohito to his knees begging for surrender terms so World War II would stop. Accomplished military historian, Bryan Mark Rigg, reconstructs Woody Williams’s remarkable story, from his youth on a dairy farm in West Virginia to his experiences as a Marine on Guadalcanal, on Guam and on Iwo Jima. Rigg tells Williams’ story vividly, and objectively, and places it in the context of the broader Pacific theater of World War II. Using never-before-seen documents and interviews, Rigg brings out new information about the Pacific War unknown until now. As he explores Woody’s life, Rigg enables the reader to better appreciate the brave Marines and their heroics. Moreover, Rigg explores the numerous problems with Woody and his narrative. As a result, this book also documents Woody’s controversial Medal of Honor process, one of the most controversial Medal of Honor stories to come out of World War II.

Ship Rats A Tale of Heroism On the High Seas

Author : Rhian Waller
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The ocean is huge and dangerous when you are only two inches tall! Lu, Rip and Preen, three young rats, accidentally stow away on a Dutch freighter. They face storms, hostile ship rats, drunken sailors and more; and this is only the start of their voyage around the world... Winner of a Wishing Shelf Gold Award in 2017. For readers aged 7-8 (reading with adult) or 9-10 (independent reading). This book raises funds for APOPO HeroRATs, an anti-land mine organisation.

Fortunate Age

Author : Alison Lanier
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Sarah Trunup is a privileged daughter of the mercantile aristocracy of the North American Confederacy twenty-four years after the South won the Civil War. In the sharply divided nation dominated by moneyed monopolies, her luxurious San Francisco existence rests on her father's shipping empire as the Age of Sailing races on and piracy in the style of Blackbeard and Kidd continues with it. In the wake of a major economic victory for the Trunup Industry, Sarah's security crumbles overnight with a hushed midnight meeting, a legal threat from a vindictive competitor, and her father's disappearance. The months that follow become a race between continents, disasters, and assassins as Sarah is immersed in the conspiracies of her family history and the desperately rich. From the Republic of Tokyo to the Mayan Empire, the pursuit of fortune and pride becomes a lesson in loyalty and survival. Alison Lanier lives outside Boston with her family and a small menagerie of pets. This is her first novel. She is now a junior in high school and at work on further novels. For more information, go to www.alisonlanieronline.com.

On the High Seas

Author : Edward Keble Chatterton
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A Desk study of Diverse Methods of Fishing when Onsidered in Perspective of Responsible Fishing and the Effect on the Ecosystem Caused by Fishing Activity

Author : Irene Huse
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Ropes

Author : Jack Davenport
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18+ for language and sexual situations… Spencer "Ropes" Kimble is one of the Burning Saints’ most loyal soldiers but harbors a secret passion...one that could get him laughed out of his club. Devlin Walker has a singular focus: save enough money to open her own tattoo shop. Nothing is going to stand in her way, especially not a cocksure biker who won’t take no for an answer. As his club faces their biggest threat to date, Ropes is about to follow the call of his newfound muse into uncharted waters. With danger looming on both land and at sea, will Ropes and Devlin navigate their way to forever, or lose themselves in the deep?

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

Author : Gary Kinder
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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

Ocean Industry

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Catucto

Author : Calvin J. Poole
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With the depth and feeling of a man whose subject is close to his heart, Poole chronicles the history of nineteenth century Battle Harbour using excerpts from diaries and period sources as well as anecdotes and stories from the area.

Sovereign of the Seas 1637

Author : John McKay
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Sovereign of the Seas was the most spectacular, extravagant and controversial warship of the early seventeenth century. The ultimate royal prestige project, whose armament was increased by the King’s decree to the unheard-of figure of 100 guns, the ship finally cost the equivalent of ten more conventional warships. A significant proportion of this total was spent on her gilded decoration, which gave the ship a unique combination of firepower and visual impact in battle that led her Dutch opponents to dub her the ‘Golden Devil’. The vessel was the poster-child of the notorious ‘Ship Money’ tax, raised without parliamentary approval and so unpopular it was a major factor leading to the Civil War in which Charles I lost his sovereignty and his head. In that sense, she was a ship that cost a kingdom. It is unsurprising that such a high-profile ship should be well-documented, but there are no contemporary plans and much of the visual evidence is contradictory. In this book, John McKay sets out to analyse the data and reconstruct the design and appearance of the ship in a degree of detail never previously attempted. The results are presented as a folio of superbly draughted plans, isometric drawings and coloured renderings, covering every aspect of the design from the hull form to the minutiae of sails and rigging. Each section is accompanied by an explanatory text, setting out the rationale for his conclusions, so the book will be of value to historians of the period as well as providing superb reference for any modeller tackling of one of the most popular of all sailing ship subjects.

High Angle Rope Rescue Techniques

Author : Professor of Medicine Chief Division of Hematology-Oncology Deputy Director University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Edward Chu
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Your Definitive High Angle Rope Rescue Guide! The fourth edition of High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of high-angle rescue, including planning, PPE and equipment, medical considerations, evacuations, and special rescue operations. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II provides a broad overview of all rescue techniques to meets the needs of fire service, search and rescue, and many other rope rescue professionals. The fourth edition has been updated to include: Coverage of new protective equipment, terminology, rescue products, and techniques. All new Skill Drills that provide step-by-step instruction on how to execute important skills and procedures. Separation of High-Angle Rope Rescue I and II Level content throughout the textbook and instructor resources.

Mackenzie s Ten Thousand Reciepts

Author : Colin MacKenzie
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Mackenzie's Ten Thousand Receipts, published in 1865, aimed to provide the reader with all practical household recipes. As he notes,""In truth, the present volume has been compiled under the feeling, that if all other books of Science in the world were destroyed, this single volume would be found to embody the results of the useful experience, observations, and discoveries of mankind during the past ages of the world.""

Dana s Seaman s friend

Author : Richard Henry Dana
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Suicide and Self Damaging Behavior

Author : Denys deCatanzaro
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Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior: A Sociobiological Perspective reviews the status of suicide and other exceptions to the prevailing regularities of behavior. This book discusses the apparent anomaly of self-destructive behavior; current incidence of suicide and self-injury; self-destructiveness in other species; and biological fitness and social ecology of suicide. The pro-suicidal gene expression and natural selection; death concept; breakdown of other life-preserving factors with coping failure; and selection processes and altruism are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the chronic self-abuse, risk taking, and self-injurious or self-mutilative behavior. This publication is a good source for anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, and social scientists concerned with self-destructive behavior.