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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: 24.65 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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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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4 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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5 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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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: 12.64 USD
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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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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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9 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: 15.68 USD
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10 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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11 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: 15.63 USD
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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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: 20.66 USD
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16 REHDER, HARALD A.; CARMICHAEL, JR., JAMES H. (PHOTOGRAPHS); NEHRING, CAROL & BREWER, MARY BETH (VISUAL KEY). The Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Seashells.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1981. 0394519132 / 9780394519135 First Printing. s Leatherette Softcover. Good condition. 
The first all-photographic field guide. Each of the 705 identification pictgures is a full-color photograph of a seashell or living mollusk - abelones, periwinkles, conchs, limpets, oysters, clams, mussels, cockles, and many others. Uses a simple visual key: Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 671 seashells are covered in full detail, with notes on 200 more. Covers seashells found on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of North America and in the West Indies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.87 USD
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17 SHEPARD, FRANCIS P. Submarine Geology.
Harper & Row, New York: 1963. Second Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1959. 0486203263 / 9780486203263 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46,000 miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete. Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trust 34-foot sloop called the "Spray." This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage. "One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." - Sports Illustrated 
Price: 8.17 USD
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19 SNOW, EDWARD ROWE. Unsolved Mysteries Of Sea And Shore.
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1963. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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Visible Ink, Farmington Hills: 2000. 1578590639 / 9781578590636 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Opens up a treasure chest of information on topics such as waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, and the effects of pollution and global warming. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.99 USD
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