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ATLAS OF CURSED PLACES.
By Olivier Le Carrer. Hardback, 0.79kgs, 195 x 268mm, 142 pages, Colour Reproductions and Illustrations. Published 2015.
A fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume.
This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The places gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.
Olivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last 30 years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
CARIBBEAN ISLAND DREAMS.
By Joan Tapper. Hardback , 1.54kg, 268 x 278mm, 208 pages, colour Photographs. Published in 2005.
Colour, vitality, seductive landscapes and dazzling blue seas, these are the essential ingrdients of the graceful arc of Islands distributed around the azure waters of the Caribbean. Large islands or small, there is something for everyone in the choice of destinations. This beautifully illustrated book, with its many, many lush photographs is a cruisers and sailors dream. The photographs depict, not only the beauty of the Islands, but also the relaxed lifestyle, quaint harbours, winding streets, grand houses, quirky bars and open-air markets. if you have been to the Caribbean you will remember your trip, if you haven't, you'll be planning to go.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
ULTIMATE SAILING ADVENTURES.
By Miles Kendall. Paperback, 0.7kg, 201mm x 260mm, 203 pages, colour photos.
Do you dream of sailing around one of the Great Capes? Would you like to cruise up the Amazon or windsurf across the Pacific? How about competing in the America's Cup or Volvo Ocean Race? These are just a few of the 100 extraordinary experiences included in this book.
There are more modest adventures too: share the experience of competing among almost 2,000 yachts in a race that is open to all or get a feel for cruising among the epic scenery of Desolation Sound.
This book takes you from Lake Titicaca to the Arctic Circle and from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the icebergs and mountainous seas of the Southern OCean. Try an eco-charter in Thailand or step aboard the sexiest yacht in the world. Lively writing puts you at the helm while stunning photography brings each adventure to life.
Epic ocean crossings
Staggering solo challenges
Famous capes and headlands
The world's greatest yacht races
Wildlife wonders and amazing natural phenomena
Whether an armchair sailor or a hero of the high seas, there will be plenty to entertain and inspire as you set sail for the most unforgettable sailing experiences on the planet.
NZ$75.00 + Delivery.
POCKET ATLAS OF REMOTE ISLANDS.
By Judith Schalansky. Paperback, 0.29kg, 116mm x 170mm, 239 pages, colour drawings. Published in 2012.
Born on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall, the only way Judith Schalansky could travel as a child was through the pages of an atlas. Now she has created her own, which takes us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands - from Iwo Jima to Tristan da Cunha and from Easter Island to Disappointment Island. On one page are her perfect maps, on the other unfold cryptic stories from the islands. Rare animals and strange people abound: marooned slaves and lonely scientists, lost explorers and confused lighthouse keepers, mutinous sailors and forgotton castsways. Armchair explorers who undertake these journeys will find themselves in places that exist in reality, but only come to life in the imagination.
NZ$35.00 + delivery.
By Peter Hendrie, Hardback, 1.72kg, 330mm x 233mm, full colour photographs.
This book takes you on an unforgetable journey through some of the most beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
NZ$50.00 + delivery
ULTIMATE DIVING ADVENTURES.
By Len Deeley and Karen Gargani. Paperback, 0.74kg, 200mm x 260mm, 210 pages, full colour photographs.
Do you dream of plunging into the big blue to discover the most exceptional underwater experiences on the planet? This book is the best dive buddy imaginable as it guides you through the depths in search of 100 amazing underwater encounters.
These are classic dives and secret spots, dramatic wrecks and sites where the marine life has to be seen to be believed. Authors Len Deeley and Karen Gargani are experienced divers who have spent many years exploring and taking photographs of the world's ultimate dive sites. With their expert guidance and stunning images you will learn where to swim with frog fish and pygmy sea horses as well as the best shark and whale dives.
Stunning images bring each dive site to life and lively writing helps transport the reader to a world beneath the waves. There is a wealth of enjoyment and inspiration for armchair divers as well as plenty of practical advice for those who want to take the plunge and experience these Ultimate Diving Adventures for themselves.
Shark inhabited reefs
Whales and other mammals
NZ$79.90 + delivery.
THE INCREDIBLE SEA
By various photographers. Hardcover, 0.985kgs. 168mm x 168mm (cube book), 504 pages. Full colour photographs, published 2011.
From marine Life to spectacular seascapes, discover the mysteries and beauties of the oceans in this magnificent photographic celebrataion. The photographs are absolutely stunning. A real coffeetable book for dipping into when you have a moment.
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FIFTY PLACES TO SAIL BEFORE YOU DIE.
By Chris Santella, Hardcover, 0.84kg, 186mm x 211mm, 223 pages, full colour photographs.
Landlubbers joke that sailors are ever ready to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella has learned that some people take this life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successsfull "Fifty Places" series, Santella assembles a crew of championship racers, professional adventurers, and other sailing aficionados and asks them to share their favorite destinations around the globe.
Interviews include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson, Jeff Johnstone, award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardey, and many others. The amazingly diverse places they've selected range from chubby East Coast ports , to idyllic tropical refuges, to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth.
Coastlines around the world - even Antarctica and the Arctic - are represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as Bras d'Or Lake and the North Channel of Lake Huron. Most of the essays include entertaining yarns about the sailor's experiences at the recommended venues, along with gorgeous make-you-want-to-go-there-now photographs.
NZ$65.00 + delivery.
WATER LIGHT TIME.
By David Doubilet. Paperback, 1.62kg, 340mm x 235mm, Reprinted 2010.
Beneath the world's Waters lie landscapes, species, vegetations and populations as diverse and splendid as those on land, yet they are terrain and kingdoms that have explored by few. This book is an extraordinary look at the work of David Doubilet, a diver, journalist and image-maker, who is widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer. A mesmerizing and evocative volume, this book looks at a world in which humans are the encumbered intruders. From the waters of North America, this book includes over twenty-five years of Doubilet's work and reveals the exquisite beauty of the sea - its life forms and landscapes - in which spectacular shapes and colours form memorable and remarkale compositions.
NZ$50.00 + Delivery.
PHOTOGRAPHY AT SEA.
By Patrick Roach & Fred Barter. Paperback, 0.75kg, 216mm x 276mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs.
Yachts under full sail, motorboats with huge bow waves, seemingly impossible angles and close encounters - even before you factor in the spray-filled atmosphere, blinding sunlight, fast-moving targets and an unstable platform, photography at sea is a very tricky proposition. But it is an attractive one. The glamour and the excitement can result in spectacular photographs, but it helps to have some expert guidance.
In this full-colour, gloriously illustrated guide, one of the world's leading yachting photographers show how to get the best shot, capture that dramatic moment and create memorable effects. He explains all the elements photographers afloat will need to bring into play, including:
Taking control of the camera: custom settings, filters, lenses and more.
Composing the shot
Capturing groups, fast action and reflections
Zoom, night and low level light photography
Taking dramatic creative shots: Up the mast, from the bows, boat to boat
Dealing with confined interiors and an unstable platform
Experimenting with black and white, sepia and panning shots
Packed with information, advice and tips, this is a book that will both instruct and inspire.
NZ$45.00 + delivery
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