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            The Captain and the Glory

            The Captain and the Glory (Hardback)

            By Eggers, Dave

            • RRP: $26.00
            • $19.50
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            The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new leader thrusts himself forward and a new era begins. The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigati...on or maritime law - nor even, as he has repeatedly remarked, a particular liking for boats - he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain enthralls his passengers- writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria whiteboard, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing anyone who dissatisfies him overboard. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looks without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . .
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            ISBN 9780241445952
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corn...er, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture! This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
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            ISBN 9780241379776
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck
              

            Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kinder, Gary

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $38.99
            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            The 20th-anniversary edition of Gary Kinder's bestselling dramatic story of shipwreck, treasure lost and found, and a new chapter in deep-sea technology

            ISBN 9780802128928
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Grove Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Apr 2020
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            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
              

            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated Edition)

            By Biel, Steven

            • RRP: $28.99
            • $28.99
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            Brimming over with wit and insight. . . . Fresh and fascinating. Dan Rather

            ISBN 9780393340808
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
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            Launching Dreams
             

            Launching Dreams (Hardback)

            By Pascoe, Baden

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $47.99
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            A large format pictorial and historical account of the life of businessman and boat builder Percy Vos, his boatyard at Westhaven, the boats he built and the people he worked with. Established in 1922, P.Vos Ltd built a wide range of boats from simple dinghies and runabouts to lar...ge luxury launches, yachts, fishing boats and the car ferry Korea. The author Baden Pascoe is a well-known writer on maritime subjects and has a long-standing family connection to the Vos family and Percy's boats.
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            ISBN 9781877378843
            Published NZ 15 Sep 2013
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Disasters at Sea: A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks

            Disasters at Sea: A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mechem, Liz

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $31.49
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            A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time! Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a ...fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn all about the historical details and theories of the most infamous shipwrecks--from the most well-known sinkings like the Titanic, to the obscure, mysterious drifting ghost ships and unexplained disappearances. Subjects include: - Tragedies by Mother Nature- Shipwrecks and war- Fatal errors- Legends, myths, mysteries- And many more! Whether by human error, collision, piracy, or mutiny, this book has them all. With shipwrecks from the Old Testament, to ancient Greece, to modern times, this exciting book is compellingly written with accompanying sources, high-quality images, and a great deal of evidence. Find out interesting tidbits about Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria, which eluded discovery for centuries despite long-term investigations. Stay afloat with the Mary Celeste and the Carroll A. Deering --ships that did not wreck at all but whose entire crews disappeared, never to be found. Readers are no doubt familiar with the tragedy of the Titanic, but this book also recounts the Wilhelm Gustloff, which took nine thousand lives at the end of World War II. Disasters at Sea is sure to offer an addicting and thrilling voyage that will leave you reading over and over again. This is an exciting book for the history buff--or for anyone looking for a fascinating read!
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            ISBN 9781629141770
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Titanic: Disaster of a Century
              

            The Titanic: Disaster of a Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wade, Wyn Craig; Foreword by Chatterton, John; Introduction by Wade, Barbara

            • RRP: $43.50
            • $39.15
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            • Internationally sourced

            A centennial edition of the definitive book on the Titanic.

            ISBN 9781616084325
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2012
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
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            Those in Peril: A Blue Funnel Story
             

            Those in Peril: A Blue Funnel Story (Hardback)

            By Cook, Ian; Illustrated by Cook; *

            • RRP: $45.00
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            This story covers fifty eight years of maritime history, from the last six months of the second world war until the year 2002. In December 1944, a young Scot began a seagoing career with one of Britain's oldest shipping companies, Alfred Holt &. Company, the Blue Funnel Line of L...iverpool, which took him around the globe to many remote places.
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            ISBN 9781877427312
            Published NZ 24 Dec 2010
            Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Barracoon: The Story of the Last black Cargo
              

            Barracoon: The Story of the Last black Cargo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hurston, Zora Neale; Foreword by Walker, Alice; Introduction by Plant, Deborah G.

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $29.59
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jan 20

            A never-before-published work from the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God which brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade.

            ISBN 9780062748218
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Amistad Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2020
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            20th Century Passenger Flying Boats
             

            20th Century Passenger Flying Boats (Hardback)

            By Dawson, Leslie

            • RRP: $80.50
            • $72.45
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            • Pre Release International

            Features a vast array of photographs, illustrating some of the most interesting flying boat designs of the twentieth century.

            ISBN 9781526744203
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Feb 2020
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