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Brief History of Fighting Ships, A: Ships of the Line and Napoleonic Sea Battles 1793-1815
Davies, David
ISBN: 1841194697
Constable & Robinson Ltd London, England 2002 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint, 222g, 201pgs. From 1793 to 1815 were the years of the Napoleonic wars - a period of change and upheaval comparable to the world wars of the 20th century. This is the story of one of the keys to that great conflict, the Ship of the Line - the beautiful but deadly battleships that waged the war at sea. Book is in fine condition.  Fine/Not Applicable
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: WARSEA23  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Decision at Trafalgar: Heart of Oak Sea Classics
Pope, Dudley
ISBN: 9780805061369
Owl Books New York, USA 1999 Reprint
 Softcover Softcover, reprint, 374g, 358pgs. Here, renowned historian, Dudley Pope, explores the defining moment of the Royal Navy - the Battle of Trafalgar. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: WARSEA24  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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All At Sea On Land and First Lady Ten Years On
Cottee, Kay
ISBN: 0091837189
Random House Australia Milsons Point, Australia 1998 First Edition
 Softcover Softcover, first edition, 514gms, 287 pages. In this book, Kay fills in the details of her life since her historic achievement in 1988, painting an inspiring portrait of one of Australia's greatest women. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good/Not Applicable
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: BIOAUS393  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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117 Days Adrift
Bailey, Maurice and Maralyn
ISBN: 0245522603
Nautical Publishing Company Hampshire, England 1974 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with dark blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 512gms, 192 pages, illustrated map endpapers. This is the story of the dramatic sinking of the yacht, Auralyn, and the 118 days the two occupants spent in their small life raft before finally being rescued by Korean fisherman. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TRAPAC19  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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The Royal Navy in Australia 1900-2000
Gillett, Ross & Jeffrey, Vic
Maritime Books UK 2002 
 Hardcover Hardcover, 28w X 21h, 128 crisp white pp, 900g for posting. A stunning collection of over 120 full page photographs, together with extended captions, of Royal Navy warships operating in and around Australia throughout the last century.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011418  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Yacht Navigator’s Handbook
Dahl, Norman
Ward Lock UK 1983 
 Hardcover 200 ship-shape pp, 900g packed in a lifebelt for post. This practical handbook covers all the techniques of navigation that most yachtsmen are likely to need in order to conduct their vessels from one place to another safely and accurately. Contains information on: The instruments The charts and books needed and how to use them; How to keep track of a yacht's position The various different position-finding techniques The effects of the weather and tides on the yacht's position; Radio aids The principles of astronomical navigation. review>> Wondering how to use that Sextant you have on your shelf? Need to do some dead reckoning? Don't know the difference between diurnal and semi-diurnal tides?   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011294  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Anatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North America
Pritchard, James
McGill Queen's University Press Canada 1995 
 Hardcover 322 pp, 900g packed for post. This is an account of one of the most ambitious and catastrophic French naval expeditions in the 18th century, resulting in the deaths of up to 8000 men. It exposes the ambitions and frailties of men, the arbitrariness of success, and the limits of power in the 18th century. Intended as a riposte to the Anglo-American capture of Loisbourg in 1745, the so-called d'Enville expedition set out from France the following year to secure Canada, recapture Acadia and Louisbourg, and ravage the New England coast as far south as Boston. Many of the 64 French vessels involved did not return and estimates of the dead reached as high as 8000, yet the enemy was never met in battle. James Pritchard's account of this naval fiasco sheds new light on the extent of the tragedy and raises questions about the role and effectiveness of naval power during the intercolonial wars of the mid-18th century. Pritchard describes the domestic and international political circumstances in France that gave rise to the expedition, outlining strategy and politics in the context of colonial defence and continental ambition. He reconstructs the events that contributed to the failure of the expedition: human and institutional weakness, weather, spoiled provisions, disease and the death of the commanding admiral.  Excellent/Very Good/Very Good
Price: 42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011257  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Amphibious Warfare An Illustrated History
Polmar, Norman & Mersky, Peter
Blandford Press UK 1988 
 Hardcover 192 pp & 900g for posting, lots of b/w pics throughout. Contents >> A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION CHRONICLING DEVELOPMENT OF AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, FEATURING NUMEROUS PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, GLOSSARY & APPENDICES, ALONG WITH A DETAILED TEXT. Book has 3 appendices & a select bibliography. review >>> . . .really a rather interesting book which covers the subject well.   Very Good/Very Good/Good
Price: 70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011207  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Combat Frogmen Military Diving from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Welham, Michael
Patrick Stephens UK 1989 
 Hardcover 218 crisp pp plus bibliography plus index, 800g packed for post, photos on almost all pp. The role of the military diver and covert swimmer is invariably a lonely and dangerous one: whether working in a friendly harbour to clear mines or striking from the sea with midget submarines against enemy-held targets. This is the full story of the combat swimmers, giving details of specific actions and operational methods, from Napoleonic times to World War 2 and the present day, with a particular emphasis on the equipment, training and techniques of "special forces" frogmen around the world.   Excellent/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011178  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Endurance The True Story of Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
Lansing, Alfred
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK 1999 
 Hardcover The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition. With bubblewrap it will just shade the 500g limit. Prev owner name.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011089  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Habit of Victory: The Story of the Royal Navy 1545 to 1945
Hore, Capt. Peter
Sidgwick & Jackson UK 2005 
 Hardcover 450pp, 800g packed/carded for post. Ranging from the Middle Ages through the defeat of the Armada, the triumphs of Nelson to the battles of World Wars I and II, this is a sweeping account of how the Royal Navy made Britain the world’s greatest sea power. More than a battle account, this work shows how the Royal Navy’s technological innovations revolutionized their military power, from broadside gunnery to submarines and aircraft carriers. We also see how the navy played a key role in exploration, from Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe and Cook’s voyages of discovery to Fraser’s search for the Northwest Passage. Abounding in colorful characters, this is a thrilling chronicle of one of the most fascinating chapters in British military history.  Very Good/Excellent
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011072  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer
Burford USA 1983 
 Softcover 234pp, maps bw photos. Depicts the experiences of the crew of the American fighting submarine, the Bowfin, battling the Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. Bowfin had been launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger." She completed nine successful war patrols. review >>> Easy to read and understand making the story flow smoothly.   Very Good/None issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011064  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Wolf How One German Raider Terrorised Australia and the Southern Oceans in the First World
Hohnen,Peter & Guilliatt, Richard
Bantam Press UK 2009 
 Hardcover Sent by Germany on a virtual suicide mission to the far side of the world, the Wolf was a formidable and ingenious commerce-raider. In one continual 64,000-mile voyage, the ship caused havoc across three oceans, launched Germany's first direct attacks on Australia and New Zealand and captured over 400 men, women and children. Surviving on fuel and food plundered from other ships, the Wolf became a world in miniature. An extraordinary adventure story drawn from personal recounts, 'The Wolf' is also a portrait of a world undergoing profound transformation. 366 crisp pp, 750 g for post, photo section amidships.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011038  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade
Kemp, Paul
Arms and Armour Press UK 1993 
 Hardcover Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade - The author examines the strategy of convoy in 20th century warfare focusing upon two major case histories: Britain and the U-boats in the First World War and America against the Japanese two decades later. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy system defeated the German U-boats in 1917, and points to the US Navy’s submarine campaign to show how Japanese maritime trade was utterly destroyed when the system was not put into proper effect. Britain was slow to learn these lessons during the First World War (her experience during the Napoleonic Wars had been forgotten), depending instead on her mighty battle-fleet. Japan ignored Briton’s lessons by neglecting to construct escort vessels for merchant ship protection. Contains 96 photographs. 124pp & less than 500g for post.   Excellent/Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010997  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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War Beneath the Sea Submarine Conflict 1939-1945
Padfield, Peter
John Murray UK 1995 
 Hardcover Some reviews >>> "Peter Padfield is the best British naval historian of his generation now working. [His] book...will now become the standard work on the subject." Daily Telegraph (London) "Peter Padfield has produced by far the best and most complete critical history of the submarine operations of all the combatants in the Second World War, at the same time providing vivid narrative accounts of particular actions and events." Lloyd's List (London) 560pp & almost a kilo of research at your fingertips, photo section amidships.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010948  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Panama Fever The Battle to Build the Canal
Parker, Matthew
Hutchinson UK 2007 
 Hardcover Despite being ex-lib it looks as though it was only borrowed by one little old lady (& she wore white gloves!) 444 pp in jolly nice order, 800g for posting. "Panama Fever" traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. This is a remarkable book about empire and technology. Starting as a story of European Victorian confidence and hubris, it develops, via one of history's greatest engineering disasters, into an account of America's ruthless triumph over vast obstacles as it moves forward to dominate the twentieth century. Matthew Parker explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. review >>> The book is written with a sure feel for the grand sweep of history  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010932  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The critical convoy battles of March 1943
Rohwer, Jurgen
Ian Allan UK 1977 1st
 Hardcover 256pp, 800g packed for post, 2 photo sections, faults? - sunned spine, trivial stain last few pp. During World War II, between 1942-1945, Rohwer served on several German warships, e.g. the destroyer Z-24, the Sperrbrecher 104/Martha, and the minesweeper M-502. After the war he studied history at the University of Hamburg.Rohwer has written over 400 books and essays on WW2 naval history and military intelligence which has earned him a name as a prominent historian. In this book > The climax of the Battle of the Atlantic is reached, the U-Boats are close to crippling the Allied convoy effort. Here is the most detailed telling of the crucial battles for convoys HX229 and SC122, possibly the largest convoy battle of WWII.  Very Good/Very Good/Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010864  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Silent Service The Inside Story of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Heroes
Parker, John
Headline UK 2001 
 Hardcover One of the great untold stories of the British services is that of the Royal Navy Submarine Service, which entered the fray of World War I with 100 underwater craft. Through World War II, where submariners' prospects of returning safely from a mission were only 50:50, the Falklands conflict, and the sinking of the Belgrano, to modern-day elite machines, the Silent Service has played an enormous part in British defense. The author's in-depth investigation is very much personality-led, with diaries from the early part of the century and substantial first-person testimony from survivors of wartime heroics. 294pp with 3 photo sections amidships, 750g carded packed for post.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010853  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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FISH
Grigson, Sophie & Black, William
Headline UK 2000 
 Cardcover Fish is delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, but there are still many cooks who worry about what to buy and what to do with it. In Fish, these problems are addressed and solved. Sophie Grigson has collected more than 180 marvelous fish recipes, such as Tuna Teriyaki with Soba Noodles, Maryland Crab Cakes, Provenal Fish Soup, Thai Squid Salad, and Yucatan Fish Tortillas. And if anyone can teach you about matters piscine, expert William Black can. Armed with helpful tips on buying, storing, and preparing fish, you will soon share this couple's passion and expertise. review >>> Grigson has a lively style and a delightful turn of phrase, and her recipes are fresh and mostly simple. Faults? alas yes, some n itwit needs to be slapped with a heay mullet across the side of the head as they have diagonally folded the first section of book, not a catastrophic effect on the pages of course but a diagonal crease on the cover . . . grrrr, so low price. Pages white, pictures bright, what's for tea on Friday night? Make it "Fish". a kilo to post.  Good/Fair/None issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010807  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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At War At Sea Sailors and Naval Warfare in the twentieth Century
Spector, Ronald
Allen Lane UK 2001 1st
 Hardcover ex NE Ed & Lit Board (appears to have been a ref work not for borrowing), 1kg & 463 crisp pp, Naval historian Ronald Spector explores every facet of the past one hundred years of naval warfare. Drawing from more than one hundred diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews, this is, above all, a masterful narrative of the human side of combat at sea-real stories told from the point of view of the sailors who experienced it. review >>> "Monumental . . ." (The Washington Post)  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010708  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Endurance The True Story of Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
Lansing, Alfred
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK 1999 
 Hardcover The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition. With bubblewrap it will just shade the 500g limit. Prev owner name.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010596  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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A thousand miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on rivers and lakes of Europe
MacGregor, J
Samson Low Marston & Co London  
 Hardcover John MacGregor, aka Rob Roy - The first ever recreational paddler. Looking back on the history of paddling, MacGregor seems to be the first paddler who recorded his adventures on paper and who went out on the water with the primary goal of pure enjoyment. Later in his life he also helped found the first ever paddling association, the Royal Canoe Club of England. checkout paddleworlddcomfor a fascinating snapshot of the author's life & of course paddles. 255pp plus a catalogue of titles running to several pp, covers red boards with an illust of galleons in battle in black ink, smaller version on spine, initial & final pages spotty but internals clean, no date tough author info on 3rd p lists his as Captain of Royal Canoe Club so I guess post 1873. No map.  Fair/None issued
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010390  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Loss Of The Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster
Graham Rhys-Jones
CasselL & Co London  1999 1st
 Hardcover The Loss Of The Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster, 255pp with photos amidships, content > The battleship "Bismarck", flagship of the German Fleet Commander and one of the most powerful warships in the world, was sunk by the British on her maiden voyage, 27 May 1941. It was an irretrievable disaster for German naval strategy. This book seeks the answer to the question: who was to blame? By closely examining the role of high command in German strategic and operational decisions, and drawing on all known sources, the author shows how the disaster is the likely result of military strategy that refuses to move with the times. Graham Rhys-Jones was a Royal Navy aviation and anti-submarine specialist, serving in the Fleet Air Arm and in surface ships. He commanded a frigate when it was still fashionable to chase Russians. He held two appointments in Whitehall, and spent two years at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching strategy and operations to senior US and international personnel. He is now a defence consultant, and writes and lectures on maritime topics.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010162  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Great Naval Race: Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914
Padfield, Peter
Hart-Davis MacGibbon UK 1974 1st
 Hardcover In this carefully researched book, acclaimed naval historian Peter Padfield challenges the long-held assumption that the outbreak of the First World War was the inevitable result of an armaments race between Britain and Germany. The personalities involved decisively influenced the course of events; and the German High Command actively conspired to manoeuvre towards conflict. He vividly portrays the leading protagonists in the drama - Kaiser Wilhelm and the megalomaniacal Admiral Tirpitz, and the British's Admiral Fisher. 382 crisp pp with photos amidships, 800g packed for post review >>> A favourite on this topic it is concise but brilliantly written, capturing the passion and urgency of these events with a Kiplingesque energy. While clearly lionising Fisher and Edward VII at the expense of Tirpitz and the Kaiser it is hard not to argue that the court of history has dealt the 'villians' of this piece an equally ignoble verdict.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010288  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Spoils from the Sea
Taylor, James
Australasian Publishing Company Sydney 1949 
 Hardcover Cloth (no dj) spine sunned & discoloured, front hinge loose & forty-year-old sticky tape not holding anymore (what a surprise). Book condition generally good throughout. 240pp. B/w frontis. Map endpapers. B/w photos. Gift inscription on endpaper. The book centres on the diving experiences of one of Australia's top standard dress divers, J.E. 'Johnno' Johnstone, who was the chief diver on the Niagara gold recovery in 1940. In this book, author Taylor covers salvage in Australian and Papua New Guinea waters, on such vessels as the Karitane, Casino, Wanaka, and the Niagara.   Fair/No Jacket
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010283  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Warship Losses of World War Two
Brown, David
Arms and Armour Press UK 1990 1st
 Hardcover 256 clean crisp well bound pp including index of ship's names, maps, pictorial d/j More warships were sunk during the Second World War than had been lost in all the great battles and minor actions during the four centuries when the world's navies depended on forests for construction and the wind for propulsion.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010269  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Boat building techniques Illustrated
Birmingham, Richard
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1985 
 Hardcover Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminum, GRP or any form of wooden construction. This highly illustrated book will help any aspiring boat builder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different types of timbers. He answers many of those puzzling questions which need to be solved in a refreshingly clear and direct manner. this book will prove an invaluable reference to the home builder or newly trained apprentice in a fitting out yard. dj sunned, 312pp, 1 kg to post  Very Good/Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010186  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Simply Fish
Baker, Jenny
Faber & Faber, London  1988 
 Paperback Basic fish cookery, on how to select, identify and cook all types of fish. B+W line drawings. 333 pages. enthusiastic review > I would strongly recommend this recipe book to anyone who wants to eat more fish. Whilst Rick Stein has managed to catch the nation's imagination and encourage a renaissance in seafood cuisine, and for encyclopedic knowledge I would recommend Jane Grigson's Fish Book, what Jenny Baker has managed to do is collect a book full of delicious recipes for most fish you may encounter that may be attempted in an average kitchen, with normal ingredients, within a reasonable length of time. This is one of those special cookery books which may be used everyday, not just for special occasions. Pages all clean % well bound, cover's a bit aged & some cook has enjoyed the benefits of this great little reference. Looks like a bit of a unique title in Aust.  Good/None issued
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009738  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Titanic
no author
   
  Titanic fans rejoice! Show your fandom in one of our quality 100% cotten, pre-shrunk tees, sizes XS to XXL. Post will be in a 500g satchel at usual rate. Help others to understand the dangers of travel at night when there's ice about & a shortage of lifeboats.  New
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009702  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Deadliest Sea The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History
Thompson, Kaylee
William Morrow & Company   
 Hardcover Soon after 2:00 A.M. on Easter morning, March 23, 2008, the fishing trawler "Alaska Ranger" began taking on water in the middle of the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a remote Coast Guard station more than eight hundred miles away, the men on the ship's icy deck scrambled to inflate life rafts and activate the beacon lights, which would guide rescuers to them in the water. By 4:30 A.M., the wheelhouse of the "Ranger" was just barely visible above the sea's surface, and most of the forty-seven crew members were in the water, wearing the red survival suits--a number of them torn or inadequately sized--that were supposed to keep them from freezing to death. Every minute in the twenty-foot swells was a fight for survival. Many knew that if they weren't rescued soon, they would drown or freeze to death. 309 perfect pp  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009516  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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To Sea in Carpet Slippers The Autobiography of an Ocean Racing Cook
Sandison, AC
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1966 
 Hardcover review - this delightful book is his story & abounds in salty anecdotes both at sea and in port [seems to be something of a sailor version of good old Keith Floyd] In 1936 my father-in-law, Alan Baker bought her (Thalassa) and her 1939 Fastnet Race is extensively reported in Sandy Sandison’s (Thalassa’s cook) book ‘To Sea in Carpet Slippers’ and also in Classic Boat in September 2006. Book's all good, dj has edgewear  Very Good/Fair
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009371  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Tilikum Luxton’s Pacific Crossing
Luxton, Norman
Key Porter Books  2002 
 Papeback What's the book about you ask - well, In 1901, Norman moved west to Vancouver where he briefly worked for a weekly called Town Topics. While in Vancouver, Norman met Captain John Voss, an eccentric sea captain. The two planned a most adventurous voyage. They would purchase a 100-year old Nootka dugout canoe and sail it around the world, leaving from Victoria, British Columbia and heading west to London.[3] The dugout canoe was named the Tilikum, meaning friend in Chinook Jargon. Luxton journeyed 10,000 miles (about 16000 km) on the Pacific Ocean with Voss, and endured five months of travel, before the Tilikum struck a reef and Luxton was thrown from the boat. His whole body was badly cut by coral, and he had to abandon the trip in Fiji, and was immediately taken to a hospital in Australia.[4] Following this, Luxton came to Banff to recuperate. He kept notes of the voyage; his Tilikum Journal, edited by his daughter Eleanor was published in 1971. 166pp with some bw pix  Good/None issued
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009320  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Antarctic Survival
Swan, Robert
Macdonald UK 1987 
 Papeback Should you ever be marooned in the chilly Antarctic then let's hope you had the foresight to purchase this signed book. Col photos, maps, diagrams (maybe even recipes if you have to eat one of your colleagues, who knows, they may be thinking the same thing - get in first!) 47pp  Excellent/None issued
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009241  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Adventurous Life of Kelly Tarlton
Sale, E V
Reed NZ 1991 
 Papeback Perhaps best known for Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton. Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels. 247pp with many bw pix re this famous diver's exhilarating experiences diving on countless wrecks & salvage operations. Book in great order. Inscription 1st p  Excellent/None issued
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009160  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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How to Fish
Yates, Chris
Hamish Hamilton UK 2006 
 Hardcover 242pp, scattered foxing to compressed page edges, The book -Sitting on a riverbank, with rod and line, must count as one of the most relaxing and enjoyable - yet occasionally frustrating - experiences known to man. Chris Yates discovered the joys of fishing early in life and was quickly hooked by its pleasures. Many years later, he is still content to sit, day after day, observing the quirks of different fish and losing track of time. For him, fishing is much more than just a question of technique; sometimes it's about listening to nothing but your instincts, and at other times it's about enjoying the perfect cup of tea. And, it's always about not knowing how the day is going to unfold...There's no better guide for the uninitiated - and no better companion for those already familiar with the satisfactions of fishing - than Chris Yates. And, immersing yourself in "How To Fish" is almost as delightful an activity as fishing itself. the Author - Chris Yates is a photographer and an author, but first and foremost a fisherman. He was first inspired by the discovery of a monster carp in his village pond when he was five. Thirty years later, he caught what was then the biggest carp -- and the biggest fish -- in England and went on to write about his experiences in books, in his own magazine, in radio programmes and in the BBC2 series A Passion for Angling. He lives in south Wiltshire.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009095  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Shell Pilot to the English Channel 1- Harbours on the South Coast of England Ramsgate to the Scillies
Coote, Captain John
Faber and Faber UK 1990 8th Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 16cm x 22cm 272pp in great order, numerous bw illus, photos (many aerial) & maps/charts. A book worthy of sitting on CaptHaddock's sea chest. approx 700g  Very Good/None Issued
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008952  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Channel Harbours and Anchorages
Dewhurst, Peyton Jones Woollett
K Adlard Coles UK 1991 Seventh Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards This guide contains all the essential pilotage information needed by the cruising yachtsman. Avast & don't cast off without it matey!  Excellent/None Issued
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008947  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Mediterranean Cruising Handbook
Heikell, Rod
Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd  1990 3rd Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards Rod Heikell was born in New Zealand in 1949 and sailed hesitantly around bits of it’s coast in a variety of yachts. He tried racing in the Hauraki Gulf but was really not much good at it. In England he abandoned academic life and for no good reason other than curiosity, he bought Roulette, a 1950’s plywood JOG yacht nearly 20ft long, and sailed it down to the Mediterranean. He worked on charter here and delivered yachts until, in ignorance of the scale of the task, he set off to write a yachtsman’s guide to Greece. This was followed by guides for other countries in the Mediterranean. 200pp of invaluable info with numerous bw illus & photos.  Excellent/None Issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008946  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Brittany and the Channel Islands Cruising Guide
Jefferson, David
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1991 
 Laminated Pictorial Boards A popular guide which provides invaluable reference for anyone planning to cruise around Brittany and the Channel Islands. Recent marina developments, changes in moorings and facilities, tables of tidal times and heights, radio beacon lists, customs requirements, useful local radio frequencies and a glossary of Breton words are also included 208pp none salt-stained, sticker remnant on cover.  Very Good/None Issued
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008939  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Sea
Rappoport, Angelo
Senate  1995 
 Papeback This highly entertaining book is the author's monument to the ingenuity of the human imagination in attempting to understand the inexplicable. Methods of persuasion include myths, legends and illustrations, (ten, including frontispiece). 287pp  Very Good/None Issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008812  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Dorothy Elizabeth : Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner
Duncan, Roger F
W. W. Norton & Company NY 200 
 Hardcover From the dust jacket: "This is the story of Dorothy Elizabeth, a 28-foot schooner. Particularly, it is the story of why to build a traditional wooden sailing vessel that relies on age-old methods and materials, yet also embraces newfangled technologies. But mostly it is the story of the people--the score of craftsmen and craftswomen, friends, and family--who give their skill, advice, support, and time to turn Dorothy Elizabeth from an idea into a graceful, seaworthy reality. You will meet Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine, one of the world's great designers and builders of traditional wooden boats, and a disarmingly plainspoken master craftsmen in the maritime Maine tradition. You will meet Mary Chandler Duncan, a poet and the author's wife, soul mate, and first mate. You will meet Nat Wilson, sail maker, who took time out from building topsails for the USS Constitution to build sails for Dorothy Elizabeth. You will meet Frank Luke, neighbor, boatyard owner, all-around helper, and the man who launched Dorothy Elizabeth. And you will meet many other singular people up and down the coast from Portland, Maine, to Lunnenberg, Nova Scotia and beyond, drawn together by the building of a boat. 240 pages, slight mark on dj  Excellent/Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008799  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Mischief Among the Penguins
Tilman, HW
Grafton London 1988 
 Papeback 192 clean, white tightly bound pages. Book is in "read once" condition and is Tilman's account of his daring adventure - a small boat, 5 crew who sailed from Lymington for the Crozet Isles in the Southern Ocean.  Excellent/None Issued
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008642  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Sailing Yacht
Baader, Juan
Adlard Coles Ltd, London London 1965 
 Hard Cover A comprehensive study of all aspects of yachting design, its history and techniques., the developments in hull forms, rig, sails, stability etc. From racing dinghies to large ocean going yachts, multihulls, heavy weather, self steering, sail cloths etc. 392pp, lots of bw photos & illust. Jacket really good, intact, clean & protect.wrap  Excellent/very Good/Very Good
Price: 65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008310  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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UNDERWATER NAVIGATION
Erickson Ralph D.
Professional Association of Diving Instructors U.S.A. 1979 
 Card Cover Ideal for the novice diver with chapters on navigating without a compass, learning how to navigate with a compass, swimming with a compass, charts and magnetic influences on the compass, practical navigation, winds, clouds, waves and currents, computing swimming speed and air consumption, easy and simple search and recovery and charts.  Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008243  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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PAUL ELVSTROM EXPLAINS THE YACHT RACING RULES 1993-96 Rules
ELvstrom Paul
ISBN: 0713636963
Adlard Coles Nauritcl, London  1993 
 Card Cover Edited by Soren Krause, in as new condition. Includes plastic model yachts for easy demonstrations .  As New
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008168  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE COLUMBUS VENTURE
Knox-Johnson Robin
ISBN: 0563360909
BBC Books London 1991 1st Edition
 Hard Cover As an experiment in navigation, and in an attempt to shed some light on the mysteries of Columbus's achievements, Robin Knox-Johnson decided to follow Columbus's course. To provide realism no modern aids or equipment were used. Very good condition in hardcover with b&w and col. photos and illustrations, 208 pages.  As New/Very Good
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007982  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Loney Jack
J.k. Loney   
 Pictorial Card Cover Good condition.  Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007722  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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SCUBA DIVERS GUIDE: NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST
Byron Tom
ISBN: 0949490008
  1983 Second Edition
 Paperback Very Good condition.   Very Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007726  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE ESSENTIALS OF DEEP DIVING: AN OVERVIEW OF THE THEORY AND REQUIREMENTS OF DEEPER DIVING
Lippmann John
ISBN: 073166745X
Federation of Australian Underwater Instructors  1989 First Edition
 Paperback Very Good condition. "successfully translates the language of the diving medical scientist to that of the average recreational diver."  Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007717  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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ADVANCED WRECK DIVING GUIDE
Gentile Gary
ISBN: 0870333801
Cornell Maritime Press  1988 First Edition
 Paperback Very Good condition.  Very Good
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007714  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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SCUBA DIVERS GUIDE: NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST
Byron Tom
  1985 Third Edition
 Paperback Very Good condition.   Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007699  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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1788; THE BRUTAL TRUTH OF THE FIRST FLEET
Hill David
ISBN: 9781741667974
William Heinemann  2008 First Edition
 Paperback As New condition. "Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest of seas, carrying fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts in a land completely beyond their experience and imagination. In Portsmouth the fleet's preparation was characterised by disease, promiscuity and death. The journey itself was one of unbearable hardship, but also of extraordinary resilience, with the majority of settlers and exiles making it alive to the new colony at Sydney Cove. There, however, they faced their biggest challenge of all; conflict, starvation and despair."  As New
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007612  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949
Ball, Simon
Harper Press  2009 
 Paperback A lucid and masterly biography of the Mediterranean during a time of war, from Mussolini’s audacious bid for conquest to the creation of Israel and the start of the Cold War. The Bitter Sea is a fascinating interpretation of world affairs and a significant contribution to twentieth century history. With incisive strategic and political analysis, Simon Ball demonstrates in this dramatic narrative how the Mediterranean Sea lay at the heart of recent world history. 380pp, 2 photo sections, 750g packed for post. review >>>> An excellent history of the Mediterranean naval war which restores balance by giving appropriate weight to the courage and effectiveness of Italian naval forces. The political back biting and manipulation amongst the higher levels of the British naval forces was new to me and fascinating as was the extent of strong Nazi sympathy amongst the French naval establishment.  Very Good - Good/None issued
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010740  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE SECRET VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE: 1577-1580
Bawlf Samuel
ISBN: 1550549774
Douglas & McIntyre  2003 First Edition
 Hard Cover Very Good condition. Samuel Bawlf provides a detailed and insightful account of Sir Francis Drake's mysterious voyage, that Queen Elizabeth I herself hushed up herself on pain of death to all who sailed with Drake.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 58.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007267  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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SBS, THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS: THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT
Ladd James D.
ISBN: 0006366406
Fontana  1983 Reprint
 Paperback Very Good condition.  Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007222  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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HIGH LATITUDE CROSSING: THE VIKING ROUTE TO AMERICA
Howard Peter
Allard Coles Limited  1968 First Edition
 Hard Cover Very Good condition. "A fascinating account of how a yacht followed the route which the Vikings used in the ninth and tenth centuries on their voyages to North America."  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007219  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE TIDES AND KINDRED PHENOMENA IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Harwin George Howard
W.H. Freeman  1962 First Edition
 Paperback Good condition. An extensive guide to tides, with large chapters on related phenomena- oceanic tides, vibrations, ebb and flow, history of tidal theory, deflection of the vertical, elastic distortion and more.  Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007208  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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VOYAGES GEOGRAPHIE MARINE AMERICANA
no author
Fracois et Rudolphe CHAMONAL   
 Soft Cover Very Good/Good condition. A book catalogue, focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century french publications, about voyages and the sea.  Very Good/Good
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007163  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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MAGELLAN: HISTOIRE DU PREMIER VOYAGE AUTOUT DU MONDE
Baumgardt Rudolph
Les Editions Denoel  1943 
 Paperback Good condition.   Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007165  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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WATER WAVES
Barber N.F.
Wykeham Publications (london) Ltd.  1969 
 Paperback Very Good/Good condition.  Very Good/Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007166  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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