The Conquest of the Ocean
A captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the ocean's history Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives and maritime adventures, many with first person narratives, of land seekers and globe charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook and Vitus Bering. Brian Lavery is a well-known British naval historian, whose prestigious credits include historical consultant on the blockbuster, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. This narrative history is filled with paintings, logbooks, maps, sketches and diagrams that bring these events and locations to life. In this digital version cross-references are linked directly to relevant paragraphs for easy navigation within the book. Conquest of the Ocean beautifully intertwines informative images with fascinating stories of expedition and exploration in a way that has never been done before. Brian Lavery will have you engrossed in this extraordinary historic naval read.
I Like Books
A young chimp declares his love for all kinds of books, from funny books and scary books to song books and strange books.
Britain, 1941. The government is building a secret army of intelligence agents to work undercover, gathering information and planning sabotage operations. Henderson's boys are part of that network: kids cut adrift by the war, training for the fight of their lives. They'll have to parachute into unknown territory, travel cross-country and outsmart a bunch of adults in a daredevil exercise. In wartime Britain, anything goes.
Bruno the Baker
Meet Bruno, beaver of all trades. Today Bruno is in the kitchen baking a birthday treat with his little helper, Felix. In this introduction to baking, young children can follow Bruno and Felix step by step as they make a cake. From cracking and beating eggs to blending the batter, no task is too difficult for this baking team (except maybe the clean-up!). The simple, engaging text and the easy-to-follow recipe at the end of the book will encourage future bakers. With the help of an adult, children can make their cake and eat it, too, just like the lovable birthday beaver, Bruno.