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The Last Buccaneers In the South Sea 1686-1695 By Peter T. Bradley
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An account of buccaneers who arrived in the South Sea from the east coast of North America, the coast of Africa and the Straits of Magellan. Their exploits stretched from the coasts of Chile, to the... More > Galapagos Islands and the coasts of Peru, and as far north as the shores of New Spain (Mexico) and Baja California. The text comprises a new diary in English composed from the original French journal, in part written by Massertie, and draws on Spanish documents written in Mexico and Peru. Altogether they describe remarkable feats of navigation and endurance under the leadership of a Dutch captain referred to as Franco in Spanish texts and elsewhere as Franz Rools or Rolle. The French journal relates their hardships and daring combats and the brutal methods sometimes used to achieve their aims of personal riches. But on reaching 28°N in the Gulf of California they recognized that their maps were not correct in displaying Baja California as an island, more than a decade before the discovery by Eusebio Kino.< Less
Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk -- Complete By Gilbert Parker
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet PC (23 November... More > 1862 – 6 September 1932), known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario, the son of Captain J. Parker, R.A.He was educated at Ottawa and at University of Trinity College. [citation needed] Parker started as a teacher at the Ontario School for the deaf and dumb (in Belleville, Ontario). From there he went on to lecture at Trinity College. In 1886 he went to Australia, and for a while became associate editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He also traveled extensively in the Pacific, Europe, Asia, Egypt, the South Sea Islands and subsequently in northern Canada. Excerpt from:,_1st_Baronet< Less
John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904 By Louis Becke
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Lewis Becke (or Louis Becke; 18 June 1855 – 18... More > February 1913) was an Australian Pacific trader, short-story writer and novelist.Becke was born at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, son of Frederick Becke, Clerk of Petty Sessions and his wife Caroline Matilda, née Beilby. Both parents were born in England. Becke was the ninth of twelve children and had a tendency to wander; he has stated that before he was 10 he had twice run away from home. The family moved to Hunters Hill, Sydney in 1867 and Becke was educated at Fort Street High School.In 1869, Becke travelled to San Francisco with his brother William Vernon and was away for nineteen months. At 16 years of age, Becke was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. Excerpt from:< Less
The Cannibal Islands: Captain Cook's Adventure in the South Seas By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February... More > 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist, and exhibited some of his water-colours at the Royal Scottish Academy.Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on 24 April 1825, the ninth of ten children and the youngest son, to Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776–1847) and his wife Anne (1786–1855). Alexander was a newspaper editor and printer in the family firm of "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate, and Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772–1833) was the printer for Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. In 1832-33 the family is known to have been living at 20 Fettes Row, in the northern New Town of Edinburgh. Excerpt from:< Less
From Dreamers to Doers: South Seas Adventures By Elizabeth Angst
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Here are the exciting adventures of two loving friends who, in their "retirement," deliver sailboats to exotic islands in the South Pacific and thread their way down Australia's Great... More > Barrier Reef among their many adventures. Join them as they experience violent storms with gale-force winds and dangerous anchorages, battling huge fish and often catching and eating them while crisscrossing the International Date Line. Toasting King Neptune while crossing the equator. Avoiding dangerous coral reefs and rocky shores. Feel their frustrations dealing with breakdowns in rigging, engine, generator, steering and ripped sails. Enjoy the quiet of a star-filled night watch on a long passage, or endure the fright of looking at the last drop of drinking water. Invited to royal functions in the Kingdom of Tonga, they experienced the boundless generosity of the Polynesian islanders they met in French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.< Less
South of Houston By Michael Samford
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Poetry of rhyme and free verse
South of Houston By Michael Samford
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South America By W. H. (William Henry) Koebel
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South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also considered a subcontinent of... More > the Americas, which is the term used in Spanish-speaking nations and most of South America.It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve sovereign states – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela – and two non-sovereign areas – French Guiana, an overseas department of France, and the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory (though disputed by Argentina). Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Keep the Sea on the Right - Walking the South West Coast Path in Winter By Kathryn Hough
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When Kathryn planned to walk the South West Coast Path, little did she think that she would pass through a "major disaster area" and then spend two days walking through deep snow. However... More > these were but two of the many challenges she faced on this expedition. Unexpectedly, her journey was made during the terminal illness and death of her father. The walk caught his imagination and she weaves her thoughts about her adventure in with her father's final journey. This culminated in his death the day following her completion of the circuit of his birthplace in Portland. The book is dedicated to her father and also to a colleague who died prematurely with mesothelioma the year before her walk. She is donating any profits from sale of the book equally to Dorothy House and to Exeter Hospiscare.< Less
A Sea of Grace By William Baldwin
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"A Sea of Grace" is a follow up to the slightly earlier "Village Lives and Other Poems" and "A Forester’s Son and Other Poems" and also deals with the poems... More > written in recent years as well as photographs taken during that same period by Wm. Baldwin. William (or Billy as he’s usually called) is a lifelong resident of the South Carolina Low Country and at 71 a pretty good student of both life and the country. Before retirement he had worked as a commercial fisherman and residential contractor while still finding the time to write dozens of well received books, each a treatment of “the complex beauty, apparent turmoil, and downright mystery” he sees around him. This volume is no exception: a diary like collection of both poems and photographs that will take the reader by surprise, make him or her laugh, shake their head, sigh, for its nothing less than a full, human experience.< Less

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