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Behold, a comprehensive visual guide on everything you've thought learning might be useful but never got around to doing just yet. Whether you're 17 or 700, Life Skills is your personal road map to becoming a fully functioning adult - it's your mentor, tutor,…

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Capturing the disbelief, the chaos and the terror of the fateful night the Titanic sank 100 years ago, Titanic on Trial brings to life the tragedy through the voices of those who survived it. Stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played…

Notable Boats: Small Craft, Many Adventures

by Nic Compton

|This title releases March 14, 2017

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A charmingly illustrated selection of thirty-six iconic boats and the remarkable stories surrounding them.   Whether it be on a humble fishing boat, a canvas kayak, or a racing yacht, the allure of navigating across a brilliant blue sea is a pleasure that…

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Record-setting races, voyages of exploration, epic battles with the weather and shipwreck survivals are just some of the tales told in "Voices from the Sea". Historical feats such as Robin Knox-Johnston's record for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the…

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The Adlard Coles Nautical Puzzle Book is the ideal shipmate for all salty dogs, be they round-the-world racers, dinghy dabblers or armchair pirates. Small enough to stow away on the trimmest of decks, it's packed with 200 nautically-themed brain-teasers designed…
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20 of the World's Most Beautiful Classic Yachts       Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion -- a stunning…

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An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and…
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Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really…
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Britain’s wooden boat revival was a long time coming, but when it arrived there was one name that stood out above all others: Iain Oughtred. A former dinghy racer turned boatbuilder and designer, Iain developed a cult following both for the beauty of his…

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'It is no coincidence that so many of the world's creation myths involve water. Out of this apparent void, all else is born. Not surprising, then, that the sea holds such a primeval fascination. We are, in so many ways, made of water.' (From the Introduction)…
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The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the nation’s seafarers who…
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The Adlard Coles Nautical Quiz Book is perfect for seafaring quizzers. It's divided into six nautically-flavored categories, each containing twenty rounds of graded questions. Categories cover: Personalities; History; Geography and weather; Literature and the…