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Image for The Bounty: The True Story Of The Mutiny On The Bounty

The Bounty: The True Story Of The Mutiny On The Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $28.00  $23.80

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29685

ISBN: 067003133x

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


More than two centuries have passed since Master's Mate Fletcher Christian mutinied against Lieutenant Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty. Why the details of this obscure adventure at the end of the world remain vivid and enthralling is as intriguing as the truth behind the legend. Minor crinkle to upper edge of DJ. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 491 pages; 29685 View more info

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The Discovery Of The Bismarck Germany's Greatest Battleship Surrenders Her Secrets

By: Ballard, Robert D. & Rick Archbold

Price: $28.50  $24.23

Publisher: Warner Books Inc: 1990

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller ID: 28781

ISBN: 0446513865

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Using a new system of underwater exploration technology, the author and his team have located the Bismarck off the Atlantic coast of France. In a first person account of his work, the author recounts the history of the German warship. B/w and color illustrations of the wreck by Ken Marschall ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 231 pages; 28781 View more info

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The Discovery Of The Bismarck Germany's Greatest Battleship Surrenders Her Secrets

By: Ballard, Robert D. & Rick Archbold

Price: $17.01  $14.46

Publisher: Warner Books Inc: 1990

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller ID: 28509

ISBN: 0446513865

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Using a new system of underwater exploration technology, the author and his team have located the Bismarck off the Atlantic coast of France. In a first person account of his work, the author recounts the history of the German warship. The author's previous books include "Exploring the Titanic". Minor edgewear to DJ. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 231 pages; 28509 View more info

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The Discovery Of The Titanic Exploring the Greatest of all Lost Ships

By: Ballard, Robert D. , with Rick Archbold

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Warner/Madison Press: 1998

Edition: Revised and enlarged

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31573

ISBN: 0446513857

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Author's signature on half-title page. The photos are spectacular. I looked for Leonardo DiCaprio but never could find him...; Color and B/W photographs and drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 238 pages; 31573; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Fire, Flash, And Fury The Greatest Explosions of History

Fire, Flash, And Fury The Greatest Explosions of History

By: Benson, Ragnar

Price: $14.00  $11.90

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Paladin Press: 1990

Seller ID: 24614

ISBN: 0873645553

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Have you ever heard about a major catastrophe on the radio or the evening news and imagined being there to witness (and, of course, survive) the incident firsthand? ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; 24614 View more info

Image for It Happened Last Year! Earth Events - 1973 A Report on the Planet for 1973 from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

It Happened Last Year! Earth Events - 1973 A Report on the Planet for 1973 from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

By: Cornell, James (Ed. )

Price: $18.00  $15.30

Publisher: MacMillan: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31456

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In its ongoing yearly report, the Smithsonian Center for short-lived phenomena alerts the world. It is science news that is fantastic, but true--impressive, fascinating, and sometimes chilling like: dutch duck plague kills 20,000 mallards in South Dakota; rare "pulsating" glacier in USSR surges forward periodically, then beats a quick retreat; over 13,000 earthquakes recorded in the Red Sea during a two-week period. The year of 2017 will be more interesting! ! ! ... View more info

Image for Harvest Of Rage Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning

Harvest Of Rage Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning

By: Dyer, Joel

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Westview Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 17481

ISBN: 0813332923

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Bookplate. Written before 9-11.; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 292 pages; 17481 View more info

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SOS, The World's Great Sea Disasters

By: Jameson, Keith

Price: $13.00  $11.05

Publisher: Derby, CT, Monarch Book Company: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 20101

Condition: Near Fine


Sea disasters included: Morro Castle; Volturno; Titanic; Atlantic; Andrea Doria; Vestris; Lusitania; Empress of Ireland. ; Mass Market PB; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 174 pages; 20101 View more info

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The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $13.00  $11.05

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition; 7th Printing

Seller ID: 17501

ISBN: 039304016x

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt air on our tongues and a breathlrss sense of what it feels like to be caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. We know, on the strength of this stark and compelling journey into the dark heart of nature, what it feels like to drown. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 227 pages; 17501 View more info

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A Guide To Sunken Ships In American Waters

By: Lonsdale, LCDR Adrian L. , and H. R. Kaplan

Price: $28.00  $23.80

Publisher: Arlington, VA, Compass Publications: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 24490

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Over 1100 shipwrecks listed. Charts and maps. Previous owner's name and cataloging label neatly taped to spine of DJ. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; 24490 View more info

Image for Miracles And Mysteries: The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917

Miracles And Mysteries: The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917

By: Monnon, Mary Ann

Price: $10.00  $8.50

Publisher: Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Lancelot Press: 1989

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 23908

ISBN: 0889990719

Condition: Near Fine


23 pictures. The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and it is estimated that over 9... View more info

Image for Darkest Hours A Narrative Encyclopedia of Worldwide Disasters from Ancient Times to the Present

Darkest Hours A Narrative Encyclopedia of Worldwide Disasters from Ancient Times to the Present

By: Nash, Jay Robert

Price: $66.00  $56.10

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall Company: 1976

Seller ID: 20842

ISBN: 0882291408

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Oversize, heavy book may require additional postage. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 812 pages; 20842 View more info

Image for Abandon Ship! The Saga Of The U.S.S. Indianopolis, The Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster

Abandon Ship! The Saga Of The U.S.S. Indianopolis, The Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster

By: Newcomb, Richard F. & Peter Maas

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Harpercollins: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition; 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 26190

ISBN: 006018471x

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


This second edition (by Peter Maas) reveals facts previously unavailable to the original author Richard Newcomb, but uses Mr. Newcombs original book to tell us the story of the first book to describe, in vivid detail, the unspeakable ordeal the survivors of the "Indianapolis" endured, and the scrutinazation of the role of the U. S. Navy in the saga, as well as the forty-year crusade to restore Captain McVay's good name. A list of the survivors and an index also p... View more info

Image for Ship Ablaze The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

Ship Ablaze The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

By: O'Donnell, Edward T.

Price: $33.00  $28.05

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 24133

ISBN: 0767909054

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


On a beautiful spring morning in June 1904, 1300 New Yorkers boarded the steamer for a pleasant daylong excursion, but in thirty minutes, disaster would strike and more than one thousand would perish...; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 332 pages; 24133 View more info

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Eyewitness to Disaster

By: Perkes, Dan

Price: $10.50  $8.93

Publisher: Hammond: 1976

Seller ID: 31739

ISBN: 0843730005

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


35 major world disasters in depth; over 200 on-the-scene photographs; locational maps and diagrams; eyewitness accounts; comprehensive listing of 20th-century disasters/catastrophes. Edgeworn and chipped DJ. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 236 pages; 31739 View more info

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Spontaneous Human Combustion

By: Randles, Jenny, and Peter Hough

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: NY, Dorset Press: 1993

Seller ID: 20094

ISBN: 1566191734

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; 20094 View more info

Image for Train Wrecks . . . A Pictorial History Of Accidents On The Main Line

Train Wrecks . . . A Pictorial History Of Accidents On The Main Line

By: Reed, Robert C.

Price: $17.01  $14.46

Publisher: NY, Bonanza: 1968

Seller ID: 28753

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


In the mid-nineteenth century, American railroading was burgeoning--a growth too fast for safe operations. Despite the grim statistics of 19th and early 20th century train wrecks that resulted, one cannot help but find the photographs and public prints of the day interesting. Train buffs will see the antecedents of their hobby. DJ clipped, some crinkling to lamination in bottom spine corner of rear panel. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 183 pages; 28753 View more info

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Great Exploration Hoaxes

By: Roberts, David

Price: $16.00  $13.60

Publisher: Sierra Club: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 20088

ISBN: 0871563258

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spanning 450 Years of Exploration History, from Cabot to Crowhurst, the Stories of Ten Men Who Pursued Glory At Any Cost--Even the Truth. DJ moderately torn and chipped. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 182 pages; 20088V-. View more info

Image for The Sea Shall Embrace Them The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic

The Sea Shall Embrace Them The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic

By: Shaw, David W.

Price: $13.99  $11.89

Publisher: Free Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29680

ISBN: 0743222172

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The 1854 collision at sea between the Arctic and the Vesta, a much smaller French steamship, set in motion one of the most harrowing events in maritime history, with enormous and tragic consequences. The author, who brings decades of experience as a seaman to his writing, has based this riveting tale on the first-hand testimony of the few who survived the wreck, including its heroic captain, James C. Luce. It is the story of the brave and dutiful Luce fighting his mutino... View more info

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The Perilous Sea The Salt-Drenched Tales of True Adventure on the High Seas from the Pages of Yankee Magazine

By: Silitch, Clarissa M. (Ed. )

Price: $17.51  $14.88

Publisher: Dublin, NH, Yankee Books: 1985

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 24617

ISBN: 0899090613

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Indeed, just reading these salty tales of danger, heroism, disaster, incredible escapes, wickedness, and fateful voyages makes one glad to be alive -- and on dry land with a book in hand! ; B&W Illustrations and pictures; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages; 24617 View more info