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A. B. C. Whipple, YANKEE WHALERS OF THE SOUTH SEAS has collected the whaling lore of this whole extraordinary era—stories of ships sunk by rogue whales, tales of the real-life prototype of Moby Dick, and yarns of cannibalism, mutiny, and Polynesian "marriage." Such great captains as Pollard, Chase, Hussey, and Tilton sail through incredible exploits in the pages of this book.
THE WHALE KILLERS: Douglas Liversidge accompanied scientific expeditions to the Arctic, Falklands & British Antarctic dependencies and has used his familiarity with Polar regions in this brief general history of the Whaling industry from when American led in the nineteenth century to the Norwegian domination of the middle of the twentieth.  Tales of adventures and hardships in pursuit of the whale succinctly and entertainingly bring this history to life.
WHALE HUNT: The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849 - 1853: Nelson Cole Haley tells the full story of how the Charles W. Morgan was handled during her cruise, 1849 -1853, and of Haley's own adventures aboard ship and among the islanders of Oceania. Haley tells of the risks and hazards of whaling, the dangers of sourcing water, fresh provisions and mixing with a different culture in a barely explored uncivilised environment. Great Age of American whaling THE SEA-HUNTERS by Edouard A. Stackpole: Exactly as the men themselves ventured the length and breadth of the Seven Seas, so does this book explore the contributions made by the dauntless New England whalemen to the history, geography and economy of America. From old log and account books and journals, Edouard A. Stackpole has pieced together the dramatic adventures of American whalers. Sources of American maritime history, long neglected, have been combed with the seeing eye of the enthusiastic researcher. Moby Dick by Herman Melville:  Dent’s 1975 Everyman’s Library edition.  A. Robert Lee, of the University of Kent, has here provided a new introduction and an extensive bibliography. THE MUTINY ON THE 'GLOBE' by Edwin P. Hoyt: The bloodiest mutiny in maritime history - and its bizarre aftermath: In 1882 the whaling ship Globe sailed from Martha's Vineyard in the United States with high hopes for a successful voyage. She headed east towards the Azores and then south round the tip of South America and across the Pacific to Hawaii and Japan. But sightings were poor and discontent grew, fanned by the diabolical plans of the Boatsteerer, Samuel Comstock. Hull pioneered the use of steam vessels for whaling, powerful purpose-built steamers sailing from Scottish ports took over the ascendancy. Extraordinary courage and endurance as well as seamanship of the highest quality were required of he crews who manned the whalers in these perilous waters and this book tells of their arduous working conditions and their recreations.
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As Chief Officer of the Nimrod, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-9, Master of the Aurora, Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14, Commander of the Ross Sea Relief Expedition 1916-17 and Master of the Discovery, B.A.N.Z.A.R. Expedition 192,9-30, the author has much to add to polar literature. In this work he recounts his experiences of the first three expeditions, all of which belong to an exciting era of Antarctic exploration.
THE ENDLESS QUEST The Life of John Franklin, Explorer by ANN and MYRON SUTTON: The first full-length biography of John Franklin, written for young people, Franklin led three expeditions into the Arctic, fought under Nelson at the Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar;  sailed on a voyage of discovery aboard the first ship to circumnavigate the Australian continent; and for seven years he was governor of Tasmania. In 1845 Sir John Franklin and his expedition disappeared into the Arctic wastes in search of the North-west passage. It was another nine years before any trace was found of that fateful expedition. Sir John's body was never recovered, but the world learned that he died in 1847.
1795-1807 was a tulmultuous period in maritime history about which comparatively little has been published. This story is based on two journals - one HERO written by a Nantucket whaleman, the other by the carpenter on the English privateer that captured his ship. The history of both ships is traced from their construction until their disappearance.
A Whale  for a Killing by Farley Mowat: This book is a desperate plea for an end to the commercial hunting of the whale; and it is a true story blending all the tension of the life-and death struggle for one animal's survival with the deeper tension of man's mindless and wanton destruction of life-bearing creatures and the environment itself.
NORTH WEST TO FORTUNE: The Search of Western Man for a Commercially Practical Route to the Far East by Vilhjalmur Stefansson:  The search of Western man for a practical route to the Far East was dreamt of long before Colum¬bus, and Stefansson reviews the early records and voyages in full detail. The main narrative, which began five hundred years ago with the westward sailings of Columbus and John Cabot, is a fascina¬ting chronicle of competition among nations, companies and people.

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