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1 ADAMS, SHARON SITES WITH COATES, KAREN J.; REEVS, RANDALL (FOREWORD). Pacific Lady: The First Woman To Sail Solo Across The World's Largest Ocean.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. First Edition. Outdoor Lives Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn't do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965 Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, alone and unobserved, finally sighted Point Arguello, California, after seventy-four days sailing a thirty-one-foot ketch from Japan, across the violent and unpredictable Pacific. She was the first woman to do so, setting another world record. Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson she bought a boat, and within eight months she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings. Sharon Sites Adams, Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in 1969, is a popular speaker, making appearances and telling her story before various organizations and gatherings. Karen J. Coates is a journalist, a correspondent for Gourmet magazine, and a contributor to numerous publications, including Archaeology, the Christian Science Monitor, and Fodor's Travel Guides. She is the author of Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War. "Adams' inspirational tale is a groundbreaking journey worth taking."—Margaret Flanagan, Booklist "Following the death of her husband, this intrepid sailor "discovered" the sport and had her first lesson, bought a boat, and within eight months set out to achieve her first world record. A truly inspiring story for anyone dreaming of taking on a challenge!"—The Feast "A thrilling adventure story and an engaging read, Pacific Lady is a book of detail and depth. Sharon Sites Adams's remarkable achievements inspire us to find our own oceans and sail on through the highs and lows of our own lives."—Amy Racina, author of Angels in the Wilderness "Eight-thousand miles of open ocean, with the same navigational tools used by Columbus, and no way to communicate. This is one gutsy lady. Widowed at thirty-four, she escaped into the world of sailing for the first time, bought her own boat, and sailed into history. As the press put it, 'A woman who dared and won.' This is the stuff movies are made from."—Martel Scroggin, author of Wasco, The Moonlighters, and The Sheepshooters "Pacific Lady tugged at me from the opening story. Even though I know nothing about sailing and solo ocean crossings, I was mesmerized by Sharon Sites Adams's determination, curiosity of the world, and intrepid spirit. When she embarked on her trip across the Pacific Ocean alone, I simply could not put down the book until I knew that she had made it safely home. Karen Coates has done a graceful job of translating this singular story into spare, elegant prose. I will never forget it."—Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back and How You Can Too "From the time I reached chapter 3, until Sea Sharp landed in Oahu, I could not put the book down. It is a work of suspense, which will bring out the amateur psychologist in any reader. Why did Sharon do it? Human autonomy can produce amazing results. The second trip is even more amazing. Go, Sharon!"—Alfred T. Goodwin, senior judge, U.S. Court of Appeals 
Price: 23.70 USD
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2 BALLANTINE, BETTY. The Secret Oceans.
Bantam, NY: 1994. 0553096605 / 9780553096606 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand New Copy. 
Deep sea adventures in the future including communication with whales. Includes full color illustrations by Lloyd Brimingham, Steven Brennan, Joseph DeVito, David Henderson, Carol Inouye, Robert Larkin, Gilles Malkine, Jeffrey Mangiat, Thomas McNeeley, Davis Meltzer, Charles Passarelli, and Jeffrey Terreson. 
Price: 23.85 USD
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3 BLIGH, WILLIAM. Mutiny On The Bounty.
White Star, Vercelli: 2006. 8854401234 / 9788854401235 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Captain Bligh and nineteen of his crew are cast adrift in an open boat on a merciless sea. Their provisions are less than scanty, their weapons few. Death seems inevitable. The odds for survival are a thousand to one. 
Price: 11.59 USD
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4 BLIGH, WILLIAM; SMITH, KENTON K. (RETOLD BY); URBAN, HELLE (ILLUSTRATIONS). The Mutiny On Board H. M. S. Bounty.
Landoll, Inc., Ashland: 1995. 1569871205 / 9781569871201 Illustrated Classics Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Captain Bligh and nineteen of his crew are cast adrift in an open boat on a merciless sea. Their provisions are less than scanty, their weapons few. Death seems inevitable. The odds for survival are a thousand to one. 
Price: 9.17 USD
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5 BRADFORD, GERSHOM. A Glossary Of Sea Terms.
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1946. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Compiled from the viewpoint of the seaman for the information and pleasure of all those interested in the sea, ships, navigation and sea routine. It does not cover the engineers's important part in seafaring - that would make another book. It has been the compiler's endeavor to fill its pages with live terms and also those semi-obsolete names that one is liable to run across in nautical histories and sea stories. 
Price: 70.54 USD
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6 CARLSON, RACHEL L. Under The Sea: A Naturalist's Picture Of Ocean Life.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1952. Advance Reading Copy. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 

Price: 6.65 USD
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7 CLARKE, ARTHUR C.; WILSON, MIKE (PHOTOGRAPHER). The Coast Of Coral.
Avon, New York: August 1968. First Camelot Printing Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Describes the author's adventures in the underwater mountains of the Great Barrier Reef. Illustrated with rare underwater photographs. 
Price: 13.11 USD
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8 COUSTEAU, JACQUES Y.; DUGAN, JAMES. The Living Sea.
Pocket Books, New York: 1964. Pocket Books Edition, 1964 s Softcover. Reading copy with pages faded. 
The adventures and discoveries of the world's most famous undersea explorer. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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9 DRUMMOND, MALDWIN; INTRODUCTION BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA. Salt-water Palaces.
The Viking Press, New York in association with Debrett's Peerage Limited: 1980. 0670616362 / 9780670616367 A Studio Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but the dustjacket has several large tears. 
If you are interested in the history of yachting, this is the book for you. Salt-Water Palaces recalls vividly that lost and gilded world afloat and will provide hours of pleasure for sailing enthusiasts and aesthetes of all preferences. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.07 USD
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10 ERICSON, DAVID; WOLLIN, GOESTA. The Deep And The Past.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1964. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Stains on the covers. 

Price: 6.65 USD
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11 HEFFERNAN, THOMAS FAREL. Mutiny On The Globe: The Fatal Voyage Of Samuel Comstock.
W. W. Norton, New York: 2002. 0393041638 / 9780393041637 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A bloody mutiny on a whaling journey, followed by an incredible tale of survival on land and sea. To this astonishing tale, Heffernan brings unique qualifications as a researcher and historian. He sets the mind and character of Samuel Comstock against an exquisitely detailed background of Quaker Nantucket and bustling New York, and also against a modern understranding of psychology. "Heffernan has brought to light one of the most horrifying mutinies of all time. . . . This is a riveting story." - Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm 
Price: 9.98 USD
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12 HEYERDAHL, THOR. Early Man And The Ocean: A Search For The Beginnings Of Navigation And Seaborne Civilizations.
Vintage Books, New York: 1980. 0394742184 / 9780394742182 First Vintage Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
When Thor Heyerdahl sailed the Kon-Tiki, a primitive balsa raft from Peru to Poylnesia, he was attempting to prove that American culture from Pre-Incan times could have reached those distant islands. And when he piloted Ra II, an Egyptian red boat, from North Africa to the shores of the Carribean, he was trying to show how men from the earliest known civilizations could have reached the New World by sea. This rich collection of essays, filled with facts and speculations on subjects ranging from primitive navigation techniques, ocean winds, and currents to Columbus, the Vikings, and the striking similarities between culturees separated by legions of ocean, is the result of such explorations, the hard core of what Heyerdahl learned and the work for which he will ultimately be remembered. Here is the compelling evidence for his longtime thery that men were crossing the oceans - spreading both their cultures and their genes - thousands of years before Columbus. Includes an Index. "An impressive piece of scholarship - thorough and well argued." - Booklist 
Price: 15.91 USD
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13 HOLLICK, ANN L.; OSGOOD, ROBERT E. New Era Of Ocean Politics.
The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore: 1974. 0801816343 / 9780801816345 s Softcover. Reading copy. Underlining on some pages. 

Price: 7.13 USD
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14 KAUFMAN, GREGORY D.; FORESTELL, PAUL H. Hawaii's Humpback Whales: A Complete Whalewatchers Guide.
Island Heritage Publishers, Hawaii: 1995. 0896102815 / 9780896102811 Second Edition. Third printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
An informative and richly illustrated description of the humpback whale and its behavior. This book is unique in providing the opportunity to learn about one species of whale in sufficient degree to recognize its behaviors and displays, and perhaps even to interpret the significance of many of them. Includes an index. 
Price: 15.87 USD
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15 LOLLO, BOB. Seashore Identification.
Mallard Press, New York: 1992. 0792455193 / 9780792455196 First United States Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Lavish color photographs show every aspect of the seashore, from rocky coves to mangrove swamps, and detailed line drawings illustrate a range of ideas, including the movement of a wave and how and why sand dunes form. There are also practical instructions for a range of projects, such as making a glass-bottomed bucket and building a marine aquarium. The informative text and wealth of illustrations make this the perfect introduction to a popular and compelling subject. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.48 USD
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16 MANLEY, ROPBERT; MANLEY, SEON. Beaches: Their Lives, Legends, And Lore.
Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is a comprehensive picture--geology, history, asdventure, conservation. The beaches of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf Coast are all included and the names of the men and women who are part of our history appear time and again as the story unfolds. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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17 PETERSON, MENDEL. History Under The Sea: A Handbook For Underwater Exploration.
Smithsonian Institute: Washington, 1965. First Edition (unstated).This is Smithsonian Publication #4538. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Deals with instruction for recording the exploration, recovery, and preservation of artifacts from under water exploration. 
Price: 71.01 USD
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18 PINKNEY, WILLIAM; COSBY, BILL (INTRODUCTION). As Long As It Takes: Meeting The Challenge.
Bunker Hill Publishing, Piermont: 2006. 1593730462 / 9781593730468 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Captain William "Bill" Pinkney tells us the story that as a young boy growing up in the part of Chicago called "Bronzeville," he was made aware of a depressing statistic: "Before I turn 21, the chances were that I would be on drugs, in jail, or dead from crimes of violence. That was because I was a black male, educated in the public school system, raised partially on welfare, and brought up by a divorced woman." Pinkney beat the odds because "my mother never believed it - and neither did I. I was taught, and convinced, that I could becomewhatever I wanted to be if I was willing to work for it." On June 9, 1992, Captain Pinkney sailed his boat, Commitment, into Boston Harbor after completing a twenty-two month solo-circumnavigation of the globe. As the first Afican-American to sail alone via Cape Horn through the dangerous Southern Ocean, the journey was even mmore special because of the message he set out to send to children about their dreams, education, and, above all, commmitment. During his adventure on the high seas - from Boston to Bermuda, Brazil, South Africa, Tasmania, around Cape Horn, Uruguay, and back to Boston - Pinkney communicated with students in Boston and Chicago almost daily via, radio, home video dispatches, and position dispatches, and position locations bby satellite. His communiques with students not only taught them sailing basics, geometry, biology, ecology, and geography, but also presented them with valuable life lessons of dedication, perseverance, and survival. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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19 PRAGER, ELLEN. Sex, Drugs, And Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures And Why They Matter.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean, with its rolling waves and vast expanse, can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea's waves are a staggering abundance and variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life—to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. With Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home. From the tiny but voracious arrow worms whose rapacious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, to the sea's masters of disguise, the octopuses, Prager not only brings to life the ocean's strange creatures, but also reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates. And while these animals make for some jaw-dropping stories—witness the sea cucumber, which ejects its own intestines to confuse predators, or the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime—there's far more to Prager's account than her ever-entertaining anecdotes: again and again, she illustrates the crucial connections between life in the ocean and humankind, in everything from our food supply to our economy, and in drug discovery, biomedical research, and popular culture. Written with a diver's love of the ocean, a novelist's skill at storytelling, and a scientist's deep knowledge, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime enchants as it educates, enthralling us with the wealth of life in the sea—and reminding us of the need to protect it. "If you read only one book about the ocean, read this one. Learn and laugh about the astonishing creatures of the sea and discover the connections that all living things share, and realize that trouble for ocean life is trouble for human life. A thoroughly entertaining, sobering, and inspiring must-read for all who care about the future of the sea, and the future of humankind." Carl Safina, author of The View From Lazy Point "The ocean is endlessly fascinating and mysterious. With her easy and companionable writing, Ellen Prager conveys a deeply delightful introduction to all kinds of ocean creatures. A great book for beginners and one even experts can learn from and enjoy—this is possibly the best general book ever written on creatures of the deep."--Carl Safina, author of The View From Lazy Point US Congressman Brian Baird, chairman of the Energy and Environment subcommittee "The oceans could have no better storyteller than Ellen Prager. Each page leaves you wondering what extraordinary creature or behavior would appear next or how even those that seem the most ordinary have mysteries beyond our imagination. Beyond inspiring wonder, Prager tells why it all matters, from the tiniest to the largest creature, our health, our lives, the economy and our future are interconnected in astonishing ways."--US Congressman Brian Baird, former chairman of the Energy and Environment subcommittee US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida "Prager provides ocean enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds—from Key West to Kalamazoo—with easy to understand and entertaining descriptions of what lies beneath and why all of us should care about marine life. Her work will serve as serious inspiration to all, from the average Joe to the next generation of oceanographers, scientists, and explorers."--US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Lisa Speer, Director of International Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council "Ellen Prager has produced a fascinating and delightful read about the amazing diversity of life under the sea. She describes a panoply of strange and wondrous creatures in an accessible and non-technical fashion that leaves you shaking your head in wonder. Prager's book will make you want to head to the nearest shore and jump right in!" Sierra Magazine "Packed with excellent conversation fodder for your next date, this book details the strange lives and mating rituals of sea creatures. Choose your anecdotes wisely, though: That romantic seafood dinner may become less appetizing once you explain that lobsters use urine during foreplay, or that male octopi copulate with a 'specialized baby-maker arm.'"—Sierra Magazine "The ocean may look lifeless from the deck of a ship, but under the water live many creatures large and small. In the past, writers have claimed there was an abundance of life in the seas, but marine scientist Prager reports that overfishing, pollution, and global warming have already taken a great toll on marine life. She hopes there is still time to save ocean creatures, for their sake and ours. The problem is getting people to care, and to do so they must be aware of the diversity and value of marine life. In this introduction to ocean life, Prager briefly describes an array of creatures, starting with microscopic diatoms, copepods, and plankton and thematically progressing through rare, dangerous, and slow-developing invertebrates, fishes, birds, and marine mammals. Aiming to entertain as well as teach, she often focuses on oddities and strange behaviors. Her detailed observations will be most appreciated by natural-history readers." --Booklist "A tastefully scandalous tour of defensive secretions and extreme sexual flexibility backs up a plea for ocean conservation." --Science News "Prager plumbs the depths for strange or marvelous organisms, first wowing us with their weirdness and then reeling us in with their worth—be it culinary, medicinal, biotechnological, or recreational. Her exuberant writing reveals a personal enthrallment with her protagonists. She's the perfect guide for an undersea exploration." --Audubon Magazine 
Price: 14.25 USD
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20 PRAGER, ELLEN. Sex, Drugs, And Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures And Why They Matter.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean, with its rolling waves and vast expanse, can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea's waves are a staggering abundance and variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life—to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. With Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home. From the tiny but voracious arrow worms whose rapacious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, to the sea's masters of disguise, the octopuses, Prager not only brings to life the ocean's strange creatures, but also reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates. And while these animals make for some jaw-dropping stories—witness the sea cucumber, which ejects its own intestines to confuse predators, or the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime—there's far more to Prager's account than her ever-entertaining anecdotes: again and again, she illustrates the crucial connections between life in the ocean and humankind, in everything from our food supply to our economy, and in drug discovery, biomedical research, and popular culture. Written with a diver's love of the ocean, a novelist's skill at storytelling, and a scientist's deep knowledge, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime enchants as it educates, enthralling us with the wealth of life in the sea—and reminding us of the need to protect it. "If you read only one book about the ocean, read this one. Learn and laugh about the astonishing creatures of the sea and discover the connections that all living things share, and realize that trouble for ocean life is trouble for human life. A thoroughly entertaining, sobering, and inspiring must-read for all who care about the future of the sea, and the future of humankind." Carl Safina, author of The View From Lazy Point "The ocean is endlessly fascinating and mysterious. With her easy and companionable writing, Ellen Prager conveys a deeply delightful introduction to all kinds of ocean creatures. A great book for beginners and one even experts can learn from and enjoy—this is possibly the best general book ever written on creatures of the deep."--Carl Safina, author of The View From Lazy Point US Congressman Brian Baird, chairman of the Energy and Environment subcommittee "The oceans could have no better storyteller than Ellen Prager. Each page leaves you wondering what extraordinary creature or behavior would appear next or how even those that seem the most ordinary have mysteries beyond our imagination. Beyond inspiring wonder, Prager tells why it all matters, from the tiniest to the largest creature, our health, our lives, the economy and our future are interconnected in astonishing ways."--US Congressman Brian Baird, former chairman of the Energy and Environment subcommittee US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida "Prager provides ocean enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds—from Key West to Kalamazoo—with easy to understand and entertaining descriptions of what lies beneath and why all of us should care about marine life. Her work will serve as serious inspiration to all, from the average Joe to the next generation of oceanographers, scientists, and explorers."--US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Lisa Speer, Director of International Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council "Ellen Prager has produced a fascinating and delightful read about the amazing diversity of life under the sea. She describes a panoply of strange and wondrous creatures in an accessible and non-technical fashion that leaves you shaking your head in wonder. Prager's book will make you want to head to the nearest shore and jump right in!" Sierra Magazine "Packed with excellent conversation fodder for your next date, this book details the strange lives and mating rituals of sea creatures. Choose your anecdotes wisely, though: That romantic seafood dinner may become less appetizing once you explain that lobsters use urine during foreplay, or that male octopi copulate with a 'specialized baby-maker arm.'"—Sierra Magazine "The ocean may look lifeless from the deck of a ship, but under the water live many creatures large and small. In the past, writers have claimed there was an abundance of life in the seas, but marine scientist Prager reports that overfishing, pollution, and global warming have already taken a great toll on marine life. She hopes there is still time to save ocean creatures, for their sake and ours. The problem is getting people to care, and to do so they must be aware of the diversity and value of marine life. In this introduction to ocean life, Prager briefly describes an array of creatures, starting with microscopic diatoms, copepods, and plankton and thematically progressing through rare, dangerous, and slow-developing invertebrates, fishes, birds, and marine mammals. Aiming to entertain as well as teach, she often focuses on oddities and strange behaviors. Her detailed observations will be most appreciated by natural-history readers." --Booklist "A tastefully scandalous tour of defensive secretions and extreme sexual flexibility backs up a plea for ocean conservation." --Science News "Prager plumbs the depths for strange or marvelous organisms, first wowing us with their weirdness and then reeling us in with their worth—be it culinary, medicinal, biotechnological, or recreational. Her exuberant writing reveals a personal enthrallment with her protagonists. She's the perfect guide for an undersea exploration." --Audubon Magazine 
Price: 26.60 USD
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