Windrush: A Ship Through Time [Audiobook]
Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska, 9th Edition by Anne Vipond
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 34 MB
Overview: For over 20 years, this comprehensive guide has been a popular choice for readers planning a cruise to Alaska. The 9th edition has been revised and updated and includes over 400 color photographs and maps and with all aspects of this exciting cruise. Exciting details of both the Inside Passage and Glacier cruises, from Seattle to Fairbanks, are inside. Includes two giant color pull-out maps with a mile-by-mile references to help readers track progress during their cruise. Includes special sections on glaciers, native culture and wildlife with a full-page whale-watching map.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Ship of Fools: An Anthology of Learned Nonsense about Primitive Society by C. R. Hallpike
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 757 KB
Overview: Dr. Hallpike spent his first ten years as an anthropologist living with mountain tribes in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea and writing up his research for publication. He learned that primitive societies are very different from our modern industrialised societies and that it takes a considerable amount study to understand how they work.
But since all Man’s ancestors used to live in a similar manner, understanding these societies is essential to understanding the human race itself, especially when speculating about our prehistoric ancestors in East Africa. Unfortunately a wide variety of journalists and science writers, historians, linguists, biologists, and especially evolutionary psychologists erroneously believe they are qualified to write about primitive societies without knowing much about them.
The result is that many of their superficial speculations have about as much scientific credibility as The Flintstones. The various critical studies contained in Ship of Fools: An Anthology of Learned Nonsense about Primitive Society examine some of the most popular of these speculations and evaluate their scientific merit.
Among the learned fools whose works are critiqued are:
Yuval Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Emma Byrne’s Swearing is Good For You
René Girard’s theory of learned behavior
William Arens’s The Man-Eating Myth
Noam Chomsky’s theory of universal grammar
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Anthropology
Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery #1) by Django Wexler
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 325 MB
Overview: Ship of Smoke and Steel is the launch of Django Wexler’s cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy.
In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, 18-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on. When Isoka’s magic is discovered by the government, she’s arrested and brought to the Emperor’s spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: Steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship – a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.
On board Soliton, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship’s mysterious captain, but to do it, she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn’t expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy > Young Adult
The Crusing Frigate: A Historical past in Ship Fashions by Robert Gardiner
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 44.four mb
Overview: The Nationwide Maritime Museum in Greenwich homes the biggest assortment of scale ship fashions on the earth, a lot of that are official, modern artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and starting from the mid seventeenth century to the current day. As such they signify a three-dimensional archive of distinctive significance and authority. Handled as historic proof, they provide extra element than even the very best plans, and show precisely what the ships regarded like in a manner that even the best marine painter couldn’t obtain. This guide is the primary of a collection which can take alternatives of the very best fashions to inform the story of particular ship sorts on this case, the evolution of the cruising ship beneath sail. Every quantity reproduces numerous mannequin pictures, all in full color, and together with many close-up and element views. These are captioned in depth, however many are additionally annotated to focus consideration on attention-grabbing or uncommon options. Though pictorial in emphasis, the guide weaves the photographs into an authoritative textual content, producing an uncommon and enticing type of technical historical past. Whereas the collection shall be of explicit curiosity to ship modellers, all these with an curiosity in ship design and growth will interested in the in-depth evaluation of those fantastically offered books.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past
Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 78 MB
Overview: HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth.
In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found.
This is its story.
‘Beyond terrific. I didn’t want it to end.’ – Bill
Michael Palin – Monty Python star and television globetrotter – brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic.
The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ‘Great Southern Barrier’; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus’s final, disastrous expedition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History