Les Minquiers

A Natural History

Author: MR Paul Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956065520


Page: 540

View: 3205

In 2012 a handful of volunteers set out to study Les Minquiers reef situated 20 km south of Jersey. This highly illustrated book presents their findings in full and documents how the team uncovered the secrets of one of the natural, historical and cultural wonders of Europe.

Annual bulletin

Author: Société jersiaise

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jersey (Channel Islands)

Page: N.A

View: 850

Essai de bibliographie jersiaise. Catalogue d'auteurs qui ont écrit sur Jersey. Par Eugène Duprey": v. 4, p. [151]-192.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Author: Hammond Innes

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504040082

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7496

This thrilling nautical mystery begins with an empty ship coasting through the dark and unfolds into a courtroom drama. On a cold, foggy night, a little sailboat called the Sea Witch is cruising calmly through the dark when a freighter suddenly rears out of the mist on a collision course. The crew of the small craft leaps into action, straining the Sea Witch’s sails to the limit, barely getting her out of the way. John Sands, captain of the Sea Witch, catches a glimpse of the great ship as it passes by: Her name is Mary Deare, and her crew is nowhere to be seen. A salvage expert, Sands sees a payday in the abandoned, drifting hulk. He finds one man aboard the Mary Deare, the first officer, who has driven himself half-mad trying to sail the freighter on his own. Getting the ship safely to port and unraveling the mystery of why it was abandoned will push Sands to his breaking point—and reveal the true nature of greed on the high seas. The inspiration for a film of the same name starring Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston, this incredible nautical adventure is a chilling story of maritime justice, and the terrible things that happen when the order is given to abandon ship.

The Naval Chronicle: Volume 36, July-December 1816

Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects

Author: James Stanier Clarke,John McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108018750

Category: History

Page: 566

View: 3798

Volume 36 of the Naval Chronicle (1816) includes reports on the Bombardment of Algiers and the total solar eclipse.

Sit-on-top Kayak

A Beginner's Manual

Author: Derek Hairon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095027

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 1891

A complete beginner's guide to the sit-on-top kayak. Sit- on-top kayaking is fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it! Paddlers, newcomers and those curious about the sport will find all the answers to their questions in this book. Using colour photos and clear descriptions, this book is the perfect introduction to sit-on-top kayaking. Choosing the right kayak, how to store and transport it, how to get the most fun out of your boat and how to stay safe whilst doing so are explored in detail. Snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving are some of the other activities that benefit from using sit-on-tops and these are also covered.

Beyond the Map

Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651398X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 8629

New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders. Our world is becoming stranger by the day—and Alastair Bonnett observes and captures every fascinating change. In Beyond the Map, Bonnett presents stories of the world’s most extraordinary spaces—many unmarked on any official map—all of which challenge our assumptions about what we know—or think we know—about our world. As cultural, religious and political boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, traditional maps unravel and fragment. With the same adventurous spirit he effused in the acclaimed Unruly Places, Bonnett takes us to thirty-nine incredible spots around the globe to explore these changing boundaries and stimulate our geographical imagination. Some are tied to disruptive contemporary political turbulence, such as the rise of ISIL, Russia’s incursions into Ukraine and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom. Others explore the secret places not shown on Google Earth or reflect fast-changing landscapes. Beyond the Map journeys out into a world of mysterious, daunting and magical spaces. It is a world of hidden cultures and ghostly memories, of uncountable new islands and curious stabs at paradise. From the phantom tunnels of the Tokyo subway to a stunning movie-set re-creation of 1950s-era Moscow; from the caliphate of the Islamic State to virtual cybertopias—this book serves as an imaginative guide to the farthest fringes of geography.