Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition
Lost and Found
In 1845 Sir John Franklin set out with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to find the North-West Passage. The expedition ended in the Arctic ice: all 129 men dead, and their ships lost, never to be seen again until the discoveries of 2014 and 2016. Beginning with Franklin’s earlier voyages, describing in detail Erebus and Terror and their crews, and illustrating items retrieved by search parties as well as the recently discovered submerged wrecks, this book brings together every facet of a perennially fascinating story.
England and Wales
‘One thing beats going to the coast and looking at the sea: being on the sea and looking at the land’: Stuart Fisher researched this book by paddling around Britain by kayak, crossing busy harbours and industrial estuaries as well as rocky inlets and sandy beaches. With photographs, reproductions and maps, the book celebrates the history, culture and wildlife along the shoreline, starting at the Scottish border near Berwick and travelling clockwise to finish at the Solway Firth.
The Legend of the Sea
The Spectacular Marine Photography of Gilles Martin-Raget
Award-winning photographer Gilles Martin-Raget presents a wide selection of his images, arranged thematically in sections on dinghy sailing, inshore racing, yachts, cruisers and the America’s cup. Many of the pictures show the crews and vessels in action around the world and reveal the drama and eye-catching angles for which he is known.
Over the Top
The First Lone Yachtsman to Sail Vertically Around the World
Adrian Flanagan’s solo expedition took him down to Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean, then all the way north to cross the ice-filled waters of the Russian Arctic. This account of his adventure includes maps charting his progress on the 30,000-mile journey and diary entries recording challenges that included capsizing, a tropical cyclone, encounters with whales and polar bears and a brush with pirates.
A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past and Present
With photographs of classic and historic yachts, regattas and racing scenes, harbours, marinas and yacht clubs, this illustrated volume considers all aspects of the appeal of sailing, pinpointing the essence of yachting culture down to varnished wood, Dockside shoes and the yacht club bar. Exciting and exotic locations, expensive boats and famous owners are part of the picture but the author also identifies the 'beautiful discomfort' that lies behind the glamour – the sailing itself. Off-mint.
The Cape Horners' Club
Tales of Triumph and Disaster at the World's Most Feared Cape
Cape Horn is the only choke point in the Southern Ocean, where sea currents, unfettered for thousands of miles, are forced through a narrow channel between the Antarctic and the southernmost tip of the Americas. Adrian Flanagan charts the history of the Cape through the exploits of the select band of yachting legends who have taken on its fearsome challenge, including Francis Chichester, Robin Knox-Johnson, Bernard Moitessier, Chay Blythe and Jessica Watson.
Exploring the Capital's Rivers and Canals
In more than 220 photographs, Derek Pratt offers a rare view of London from the water, whether the Thames, its tributaries or the capital’s extensive canal system, and his introductions and captions delve into the history of the waterfronts, from the grand vistas of Hampton Court to the Royal Gunpowder Mills on the River Lee Navigation.