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Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail - 2845522707

120,32 zł

Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail Griffin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring the life-saving properties of citrus fruit, cost tens of thousands of lives and altered the course of many battles at sea. The cure for scurvy ranks among the greatest of human accomplishments, yet its impact on history has, until now, been largely ignored. From the earliest recorded appearance of the disease in the sixteenth century, to the eighteenth century, where a man had only half a chance of surviving the scourge, to the early nineteenth century, when the British conquered scurvy and successfully blockaded the French and defeated Napoleon, "Scurvy "is a medical detective story for the ages, the fascinating true story of how James Lind (the surgeon), James Cook (the mariner), and Gilbert Blane (the gentleman) worked separately to eliminate the dreaded affliction. "Scurvy "is an evocative journey back to the era of wooden ships and sails, when the disease infiltrated every aspect of seafaring life: press gangs "recruit" mariners on the way home from a late night at the pub; a terrible voyage in search of riches ends with a hobbled fleet and half the crew heaved overboard; Cook majestically travels the South Seas but suffers an unimaginable fate. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy, "Scurvy "is a rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story.


Narrative of Captain James Cook's voyages round the world; with an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also, an appendix, - 2859268150

193,02 zł

Narrative of Captain James Cook's voyages round the world; with an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also, an appendix, Books on Demand

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

bTitle:/b Narrative of Captain James Cook's voyages round the world; with an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also, an appendix, detailing the progress of the voyage after the death of Captain Cook. [By Andrew Kippis.]br/br/bPublisher:/b British Library, Historical Print Editionsbr/br/The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 HISTORY OF TRAVEL collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This collection contains personal narratives, travel guides and documentary accounts by Victorian travelers, male and female. Also included are pamphlets, travel guides, and personal narratives of trips to and around the Americas, the Indies, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. br/br/++++br/The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:br/++++br/br/b /b British Librarybr/b /b Kippis, Andrew; Cook, James; br/b /b /b 8ş.br/b /b


Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk By a Whale - 2853398291

42,47 zł

Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk By a Whale Penguin Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Loss of the Ship Essex is the real story behind Melville's masterpiece, Moby Dick, a riveting tale of history and true-life adventure. This classic edition combines first-person narratives of the doomed voyage of the whaleship with every relevant contemporary account.


A Tramp Abroad - 2875461591

39,99 zł

A Tramp Abroad

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Literature & literary studies>Prose: non-fictionKsiążki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Literature & literary s...

Presents The Author's Account Of Travelling In Europe. Cast In The Form Of A Walking Tour Through Germany, Switzerland, France And Italy, This Title Includes Such Adventures As A Voyage By Raft Down The Neckar And An Ascent Of Mount Blanc By Telescope, As


The Way of a Ship - 2881460526

81,40 zł

The Way of a Ship Gingko Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn. A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling "Godforsaken Sea" and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. "The Way of a Ship" is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" ("Seattle Times").


Looking for a Ship - 2881469199

92,18 zł

Looking for a Ship Farrar, Straus, Giroux

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships. As the story begins, Andy Chase, who holds a license as a second mate is looking for a ship. In less than ten years, the United States Merchant Marine has shrunk from more than two thousand ships to fewer than four hundred, and Chase faces the scarcity of jobs from which all American merchant mariners have been suffering. With John McPhee along, Chase finds a job as a second mate aboard the S.S. Stella Lykes, captained by the extraordinary Paul McHenry Washburn. The journey takes them on a forty-two day run down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops to unload and pick up freight at such ports as Cartagena, Valparaiso, Balboa, Lima, and Guayaquil--an area notorious for pirates. As the crew make their ocean voyage, they tell sea stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage. Through the journey itself and the tales told emerge the history and character of a fascinating calling.


Legendy śląskie - Sylwia Chmiel - 2854923753

16,79 zł

Legendy śląskie - Sylwia Chmiel

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Książka ta powstała z myślą o spopularyzowaniu wśród dzieci legend, gawęd i podań powtarzanych na terenie Górnego Śląska od wieków. Opowieści te odzwierciedlają ludową mądrość Ślązaków, uczą morałem, pokazują ważne w życiu wartości. Współczesne opracowane literackie i piękne ilustracje sprawiają, że Legendy śląskie zainteresują każde dziecko. Nazwa - Legendy śląskie Autor - Sylwia Chmiel Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Damidos Kod ISBN - 9788378554479 Kod EAN - 9788378554479 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2014 Język - polski Seria wydawnicza - Damidos bajki Format - 23.5x30.0cm Ilość stron - 64 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2014-04-29


Journey to the Centre of the Earth - 2878370577

52,75 zł

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Orion Publishing Co

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The journey to the centre of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 3000 km below the earth's surface an extraordinary inner world the size of mars awaits us. Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above. At the earth's core is the history of our planet written in temperature and pressure, crystals and minerals ...Our planet appears tranquil from outer space. And yet the arcs of volcanoes, the earthquake zones and the auroral glow rippling above our heads are testimony to something remarkable happening inside ...For thousands of years these phenomena were explained in legend and myth. Only in recent times has the brave new science of seismology emerged. One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. Seismologists today reveal a planet astonishingly buried within a planet. We watch as supercomputers convert signals from the ground into three-dimensional scans of subterranean continents, visit laboratories where scientists attempt to reproduce the intense conditions at the centre of the Earth, travel down the throat of a volcano, look into the deepest hole ever drilled, and imagine a voyage through enormous crystals of iron. Whitehouse's enthralling journey vividly charts all we are able to understand about the mysteries of the deep Earth. His book encompasses the history of our planet and the latest findings about its inner core, allowing us to embark on an adventure that brings us closer to the enigma of our existence.


Buccaneer Explorer - 2880452952

93,02 zł

Buccaneer Explorer Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

William Dampier [1651-1715] is the most remarkable seaman that England produced in the century and a half between Drake and Captain Cook. They each circumnavigated the world once; Dampier did so three times. He commanded the first government-funded voyage of discovery with a specific mission to report on matters of government and science. A good seaman, but a bad commander, he spent most of his life as a privateer, buccaneer, or pirate, and his career culminated in the capture of the great treasure galleon sent each year from the New World to Spain. But he was also a great writer, author of the first major English travel book, 'A New Voyage Round the World', and of scientific treatises and descriptions of natural history. His expedition to Australia was in many ways disastrous, with his ships being lost; but the book that came out of it, 'A Voyage to New Holland', is rich in evocative accounts of the peoples and places he had found or visited. He was not afraid to record things he could not explain, for 'better qualified persons who shall come after me', and his books were reference works used extensively not only by subsequent voyagers but by modern scientists who continue to cite his observations. This edited account of his voyages gives an admirable picture of this fascinating and unorthodox figure in his own words. GERALD NORRIS writes on maritime and musical subjects. His books include 'West Country Pirates and Buccaneers', 'Stanford, the Cambridge Jubilee and Tchaikovsky' and 'A Musical Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland'.


Shadow of the Sun - 2212824581

40,80 zł

Shadow of the Sun Penguin

Literatura faktu

'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning


Scarlett - 2862260230

97,51 zł

Scarlett AuthorHouse

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Harry is a successful entrepreneur residing in his idyllic country estate in Sussex. His interest in naval history leads him to buy a wooden box containing artefacts related to the renowned voyage of the Beagle. Among the items is a diary written by a young girl called Scarlett, allegedly aboard the famous ship. He meets an archivist who is sure the diary is a forgery. However Harry soon realizes that other powerful people wish to acquire the diary and will stop at nothing to obtain it. The quest to find out why the diary is of such importance leads Harry into very dangerous places, and his skills and talents are constantly put to the test as he tries to outwit his callous pursuers. At the same time Harry becomes absorbed in the diary where the joys and traumas of the voyage are brought to life. He travels with Scarlett through the days and weeks of the voyage witnessing intense love, obsession, pain and joins her on a unique journey of self-discovery.


Crippen - 2880459006

120,32 zł

Crippen Griffin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

July 1910: A gruesome discovery has been made at 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. Chief Inspector Walter Dew of Scotland Yard did not expect the house to be empty. Nor did he expect to find a body in the cellar. Buried under the flagstones are the remains of Cora Crippen, former music-hall singer and wife of Dr. Hawley Crippen. No one would have thought the quiet, unassuming Dr. Crippen capable of murder, yet the doctor and his mistress have disappeared from London, and now a full-scale hunt for them has begun. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the S.S. "Montrose "has just set off on its two-week voyage to North America. Slipping in among the first-class passengers is a Mr. John Robinson, accompanied by his teenage son, Edmund. The pair may be hoping for a quiet, private voyage, but in the close confines of a luxury ocean liner, anonymity is rare. And with others aboard looking for romance, or violence, or escape from their past in Europe, it will take more than just luck for the Robinsons to survive the voyage unnoticed. An accomplished, intricately plotted novel, "Crippen "brilliantly reimagines the amazing escape attempt of one of history's most notorious killers and marks the outstanding American debut of one of Ireland's best young novelists.


Voyages of Captain James Cook - 2869533053

128,08 zł

Voyages of Captain James Cook Voyageur Press Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, the Royal Society chose prodigal mapmaker and navigator James Cook to lead a South Pacific voyage. His orders were to chart the path of Venus across the sun. That task completed, his ship, the HMS Endeavour , continued to comb the southern hemisphere for the imagined continent Terra Australis . The voyage lasted from 1768 to 1771, and upon Cook's return to London, his journaled accounts of the expedition made him a celebrity. After that came two more voyages for Cook and his crew, followed by Cook's untimely murder by natives in Hawaii. The Voyages of Captain James Cook reveals Cook's fascinating story through excerpts from his journals, as well as illustrations, photography, and supplementary writings. During Cook's career, he logged more than 200,000 miles - nearly the distance to the moon. And along the way, scientists and artists traveling with him documented exotic flora and fauna, untouched landscapes, indigenous peoples, and much more. In addition to the South Pacific, Cook's voyages took him to South America, Antarctica, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska, the Arctic Circle, Siberia, the East Indies, and the Indian Ocean. When he set out in 1768, more than one-third of the globe was unmapped. By the time Cook died in 1779, he had created charts so accurate that some were used into the 1990s. The Voyages of Captain James Cook is a handsome illustrated edition of Cook's selected writings spanning his Pacific voyages, ending in 1779 with the delivery of his salted scalp and hands to his surviving crewmembers. It's bound to enthrall anyone who appreciates history, science, art, and classic adventure.


Mały zbój - Anna Dmytruszyńska - 2836991835

17,44 zł

Mały zbój - Anna Dmytruszyńska

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Niewielka, sympatyczna książeczka dla dzieci cieszyła się ogromnym powodzeniem wśród rodziców na zakończonych właśnie Wrocławskich Promocjach Dobrych Książek. Ten zbiór dwunastu inteligentnych i zabawnych wierszyków, wprowadzających nas do zwariowanego świata dziecięcej wyobraźni, dopełniają jedyne w swoim rodzaju rysunki Kasi Kołodziej, znanej wrocławskiej ilustratorki. Nazwa - Mały zbój Autor - Anna Dmytruszyńska Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Ovo Kod ISBN - 9788393570911 Kod EAN - 9788393570911 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2013 Język - polski Format - 19.0x19.0cm Ilość stron - 24 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2013-12-12


10 dinarów x 4, Kolekcja Wikingowie, 2008 - 1373091751

1200,00 zł

10 dinarów x 4, Kolekcja Wikingowie, 2008 Mint of Finland

Kategorie > Zestawy kolekcjonerskie

Kolekcja: "Wikingowie"    Emitent: Księstwo Andory Producent: Mint of Finland Stan zachowania monet: I (menniczy) Nominał: 10 dinerów (10 diners) Srebro: Ag 925 Techniki dodatkowe: monety platerowane złotem Stempel: lustrzany (proof) Średnica: 38,6 mm Waga: 33 g Wielkość emisji: 7.500 szt. ! Rok emisji: 2008 r. W zestawie: 4 srebrne monety kolekcjonerskie w kapsułach ochronnych i eleganckim etui Wyjątkowa atrakcja dla wilków morskich! Ciekawa tematycznie kolekcja o niskim nakładzie 7.500 sztuk: cztery srebrne monety platerowane złotem, poświęcone Wikingom, którzy od VII wieku na słynnych łodziach drakkarach podejmowali swoje morskie wyprawy. Zestaw monet umieszczony jest w eleganckim, drewnianym etui. The legendary Eastern Route of the Vikings The coins were issued by the Principality of Andorra, minted by Mint of Finland. The reverse side depicts the Andorran coat of arms and a Viking-themed frame. The commemorative Viking coin set includes four partially gilded silver coins designed by artist Hannu Veijalainen. The coins are called Means of Warfare (Sodankäynnin välineet), The Voyage (Merimatka), Mythology - Thor the Viking God (Mytologia


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