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BOOKS for Arm Chair Explorers
Working Sail - A Life in Wooden Boats
By Boat Builder Luke Powell
A beautiful, large format (240 x 256 mms) volume of 240 pages, casebound and jacketed, illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs, diagrams and plans.
The Lure of Antarctica
Bark Europa: Square Rigger Amongst the Ice
BOOK REVIEW – Wanderlust Magazine
Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans
Straight from the author: "all about the history of celestial navigation, exploration and cartography, and full of exciting seagoing stories!"
In the tradition of Dava Sobel's ‘Longitude’ comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery – an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world.
We offer the full range of RYA publications that you can order and buy on line from our shop. Many book titles will be perfect for pre course swot up before you sail. Others will help you cement your knowledge gained on our ships. Dont forget we also have distance learning RYA theory courses which you can buy on line - with access to a tutor.
If you are visiting Antarctica or South Georgia and you want to chart the ships progress on your own British Antarctic Survey Chart then we these two areas covered and the whole Weddell and Scotia Sea.
Obviously we hope you are sailing on tall ships Europa, Oosterschelde or Lord Nelson, but we don't mind if you buy one for your granny when she sets 'sail' to the Great White Continent on a cruise ship. BUY CHARTS - see map coverage, details and prices.....
Photo from 'Cold' - 240 page Book with English text by Dutch Photographer Thjis Helsenfeld
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