Stories Of Ships And The Sea

Author: Jack London
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954544156
Size: 18.97 MB
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Dieses Buch enthält fünf kurze Geschichten über Seefahrer, ihre Schiffe und abenteuerliche Reisen. Der Autor Jack London selbst führte ein bewegtes Leben. Am 12. Januar 1876 in San Franzisko geboren und in ärmlichen Verhältnissen aufgewachsen, schlägt er sich als Fabrikarbeiter, Austernpirat, Landstreicher und Seemann durch, holt das Abitur nach, beginnt zu studieren, geht dann als Goldsucher nach Alaska, lebt monatelang im Elendsviertel von London, gerät als Korrespondent im russisch-japanischen Krieg in Gefangenschaft und bereist die ganze Welt. Am 22. November 1916 setzt der berühmte Schriftsteller auf seiner Farm in Kalifornien seinem zuletzt von Alkohol, Erfolg und Extravaganz geprägten Leben ein Ende. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

Daughters Of Infamy

Author: David Kilmer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462062520
Size: 49.28 MB
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On December 7, 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i. They believed, and the perception remains, that they succeeded in severely crippling the Navy. "Daughters of Infamy" destroys that myth and shows that the vast majority of warships in the harbor suffered no damage at all. One battleship that was sunk was raised and was present in Tokyo Bay in 1945 to watch the Japanese surrender. This is the true story of the ships that survived Pearl Harbor and how they met the enemy and helped to win the war in the Pacific. (Dust Jacket)

Rainbow Warriors

Author: Maite Mompo
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1771131683
Size: 36.92 MB
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Following the lives of the three Greenpeace ships with the name “Rainbow Warrior”, long-serving Greenpeace activist, Maite Mompó tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ships’ most exciting adventures and actions. Rainbow Warriors provides a narrative of real life on board, a history of these famous vessels, and a history of Greenpeace that goes beyond the organization’s work on the oceans. Starting with the early life of Greenpeace and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior I by the French secret service through to the imprisonment of the Arctic 30 by the Russians, the stories are brought to life with colour photos from the Greenpeace archives, maps, and nautical charts. Mompó’s tales from the high seas are full of action and daring but also of humanity and great compassion.

Black Ships Before Troy

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 055349483X
Size: 42.31 MB
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Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.

Stories Of The Ships

Author: Lewis R. Freeman
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776580699
Size: 18.75 MB
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A journalist with insatiable wanderlust, Lewis R. Freeman spent decades traveling the globe as a war correspondent and as a special embed with the U.S. Navy Fleet. This collection of nautical tales includes some events that Freeman witnessed firsthand and some yarns recounted to him by sailors during his travels.

The History Of The Ship

Author: Richard Woodman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844862100
Size: 17.81 MB
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Richard Woodman's highly successful "The History of the Ship" is re-worked and updated. Man has used the boat and ship in his struggle to dominate the world around him, accomplishing spectacular feats of courage and exploration, exploitation, trade, communication and destruction. In his highly readable style, the author presents a comprehensive examination of the technical and cultural development of the ship, from the earliest dugout canoe to the nuclear submarine. The author's many years of sea-going experience and numerous writings on maritime topics help underpin the broad sweep of the narrative. Intertwined with the history of ships and the men who sailed them is the story of the technological, political, and ecopnomic developments that have shaped the evolution of nautical vessels, which Woodman succinctly places within their proper contexts, creating one of the most fascinating histories of man as inventor, trader and warrior ever written. The informative text is complemented with a plate section of black-and-white images ranging from ship plans, engravings and diagrams to marine paintings and photographs.