nautical history

  1. OneTenner

    Admiral Albert Hastings Markham

    The sub-title of this book drew me in, the cover hints at a story of ‘derring-do’ mixed with ‘boys own’ stories, as soon as you open the cover the sleeve notes have phrases that hint at what is to come – ‘He battled Chinese pirates during the second Opium War’, ‘canoed Manitoba’s remote Hayes...
  2. W21A

    The History of Navigation

    Review by W21A An informative, entertaining book on what many would take to be a dry subject, Dag Pike takes us through the history of nautical navigation with his own expertise and is liberally sprinkled with his own anecdotes to give examples and depth to the chapters. Having gone to sea at...