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: HISV-NAUT)
Big Golden Book of Boats and Ships
by Patricia Relf
from Golden Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Christopher Columbus
by Charlotte & David Yue
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Christopher Columbus
by Emma Carlson Berne
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Commodore Perry in Japan
by Robert Reynolds
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Ghost Liners
by Rick Archbold
from Little, Brown & Company
for 1st-6th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: HISV-20DIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Hero of the High Seas
by Michael Cooper
from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$3.00 (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: HISV-NAUT)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Ironclads of the Civil War
by Frank R. Donovan
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
John Paul Jones
Triangle Histories: The Revolutionary War
by W. Scott Ingram
from Blackbirch Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.00 (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: BIO)
$7.64
Mutiny on the Bounty
by Patrick O'Brien
from Walker and Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: HISV-NAUT)
Nelson and the Age of Fighting Sail
by Oliver Warner
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
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: FIC-YC)
$10.76 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Pirates
by Nigel Cawthorne
from Chartwell Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Pirates (Location: HISV-PIRATE)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages
by Valerie Petrillo
1st edition from Chicago Review Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Nautical History (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$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: HISV-NAUT)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
Ships and Boats
by Chris Oxlade
from Shooting Star Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Ships, Sailors and the Sea
Usborne Beginner's Knowledge
by Caroline Young, J. Miles
from Usborne
for 3rd-7th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Spanish Armada
by Jay Williams
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Story of Boats
by Gillian Hutchinson
from Troll Communications
for 3rd-5th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Story of the Clipper Ships
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Tall Ships of the World
by C. Keith Wilbur
from The Globe Pequot Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Nautical History (Location: HISV-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)