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Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Francis E. Cuppage
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Praeger

The health of explorers is paramount to their success.
Scurvy
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Jonathan Lamb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-04 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

An intellectual history of scurvy in the eighteenth century Scurvy—a disease usually associated with long stretches of maritime travel—generated extraordinary sensations. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing its cultural
The Seaforth Bibliography
Language: en
Pages: 900
Authors: Eugene Rasor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-17 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

This remarkable work is a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of the most important scholarly and printed materials about the naval and maritime history of England and Great Britain from the earliest times to 1815. More than 4,000 popular, standard and official histories, important articles in journals and periodicals, anthologies,
British Maritime Enterprise in the New World
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Peter T. Bradley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Peter Bradley

This is a survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th century, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America.
Captain Cook
Language: en
Pages: 490
Authors: Frank McLynn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-07 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This “thoroughly researched and sharply opinionated” biography presents a nuanced portrait of the renowned 18th century navigator (The Wall Street Journal). The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with bold adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was Captain James