Nautical History

To most of us (the uninitiated), the sailing ships of the past are a thing of myth and romance. We see paintings of graceful ships' hulls cutting through majestic waves, rigging taut and sails billowing. We imagine the freedom of the sea and it stirs something deep within us. There's a yearning to test our mettle, feel our smallness under the open sky and on the open sea, experience the power of the waves as they crash on the deck during a gale.

A lot of nautical fiction tends to focus on the narrow European "age of sail," especially the age of discovery and the epic sea battles of the Napoleanic wars. But, of course, Maritime history is much broader than that. It's an overarching subject that includes lots of topics, like fishing, whaling, international maritime law, naval history, the history of ships, ship design, shipbuilding, the history of navigation, the history of the various maritime-related sciences (oceanography, cartography, hydrography, etc.), sea exploration, maritime economics and trade, shipping, yachting, seaside resorts, the history of lighthouses and aids to navigation, maritime themes in literature, maritime themes in art, the social history of sailors and passengers and sea-related communities.

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All About Sailing the Seven Seas
All About Books
by Ruth Brindze
from Random House
for 4th-7th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom
by Walter Dean Myers
from Puffin Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Slavery & the Underground Railroad (Location: G4D-HIS)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Barbary Pirates
Landmark #31
by C. S. Forester
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Big Golden Book of Boats and Ships
by Patricia Relf
from Golden Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Brendan Voyage
Modern Library Exploration
by Tim Severin
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas
World Landmark #19
by Armstrong Sperry
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Ferdinand Magellan
World Landmark #31
by Seymour Gates Pond
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Ghost Liners
by Rick Archbold
from Little, Brown & Company
for 1st-6th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: G5D-HIS)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
How the Merrimac Won
by R.W. Daly
from Thomas Crowell
for 10th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: G4D-HIS)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Illustrated Guide to Sailing Ships
by Christopher Chant
Library ed from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 4th-8th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
John Paul Jones, Fighting Sailor
Landmark #39
by Armstrong Sperry
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Lexington Goes Down
by A. A. Hoehling
from Prentice Hall
for 9th-Adult
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: G5D-HIS)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton
by Don Herweck
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.00
Marooned
by Robert Kraske
from Clarion Books
for 5th-9th grade
Midway: Battle for the Pacific
Landmark #119
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Monitor & the Merrimac
Landmark #16
by Fletcher Pratt
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Mutiny on the Bounty
by Patrick O'Brien
from Walker and Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
Mysterious Voyage of Captain Kidd
Landmark #122
by A.B.C. Whipple
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Oars, Sails and Steam
by Edwin Tunis
from Johns Hopkins University Press
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Old Ironsides: The Fighting Constitution
Landmark #51
by Harry Hansen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
On the Shores of the Great Sea
Story of the World Series #1
by M. B. Synge
from Yesterday's Classics
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: L5A-FIC)
$10.76 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages
by Valerie Petrillo
1st edition from Chicago Review Press
for 4th-6th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: G4A-HIS)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude
by Louise Borden
1st edition from Margaret K. McElderry Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Nautical History (Location: G6D-HIS)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
Seabees of World War II
Landmark #103
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Ships and Boats
by Chris Oxlade
from Shooting Star Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Sinking of the Titanic
by Logan Marshall
Facsimile from Seattle Miracle Press
Historical Non-Fiction for 4th-9th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: G5D-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Story of Boats
by Gillian Hutchinson
from Troll Communications
for 3rd-5th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Story of Submarines
Landmark #102
by George Weller
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
T is for Tugboat
by Shoshanna Kirk & Sara Gillingham
from Chronicle Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
Two Years Before the Mast
Signet Classics
by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
from Signet Classics
Autobiographical Narrative for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$7.95 $4.00 (1 in stock)
What's Inside? Boats
What's Inside?
from DK Publishing
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: G6C-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)