The Sea Raiders

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Fantastica via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787242080

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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In no department of zoological science, indeed, are we quite so much in the dark as with regard to the deep-sea cephalopods. A mere accident, for instance, it was that led to the Prince of Monaco's discovery of nearly a dozen new forms in the summer of 1895, a discovery in which the before-mentioned tentacle was included.

The Sea-raiders

Author: Edward Keble Chatterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788822864727

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

View: 1453

"No more risky enterprise day after day, week after week, can be conceived than that of hovering about on the sea-lanes, usually within wireless range of the British cruisers; and the narrow escapes, the coincidences, the exciting moments rival breathless fiction."In this gripping narrative, Chatterton describes the journey of German-American liners across the world's marine highways, through rough waters to Pacific islands and tropical climates followed by treacherous winds and snow-capped mountains.He includes rare first-hand accounts and information from the British Admiralty Archives, providing unrivalled descriptions of one of the greatest and most controversial Naval adventures.

Black Ships and Sea Raiders

The Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Context of Odysseus’ Second Cretan Lie

Author: Jeffrey P. Emanuel

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498572227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 8055

The end of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean was a time of social, political, and economic upheaval – conditions reflected, in many ways, in the world of Homer’s Odyssey. Jeffrey P. Emanuel examines the Odyssey’s Second Cretan Lie (xiv 191 – 359) in the context of this watershed transition, with particular emphasis on raiding, warfare, maritime technology and tactics, and the evidence for the so-called ‘Sea Peoples’ who have been connected to the events of this period. He focuses in particular on the hero’s description of his frequent raiding activities and on his subsequent sojourn in the land of the pharaohs, and connections between Odysseus’ false narrative and the historical experiences of one particular Sea Peoples group: the ‘Sherden of the Sea.’

Raiders from the Sea

Author: Maire Welford

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412033659

Category: History

Page: 148

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Raiders from the Sea describes adventures of four children from the small Irish town of Glenelk who find their way for the third time through their secret cave, and back 2000 years to the reign of Queen Maeve of the Thousand Spears in her magic kingdom of Ardalba. This book is third in a series, following The Black Bull of Ardalba (Mercier 2002), and The Fiery Chariot (Mercier 2003). Each book describes complete, separate adventures in magic Ardalba. Raiders from the Sea describes Sea Raiders threatening Maeve's subjects in a distant part of her kingdom if she will not pay them tribute. Breeon, leader of the fisher folk, brings the bad news to Ardalba. If Maeve refuses to pay, the Raiders' leader, Croomloch of the Crooked Tooth, threatens to destroy all her kingdom. How does the Queen respond to this? The children travel with the Queen's champion to give her answer to the Raiders. They meet Breeon's son, Lorca, on their way, badly wounded by the Raiders. Roisin helps him with her First Aid skills. Brona uses his belief in Other World magic to save his life. When Croomloch kidnaps the Queen's son, sending him out in a tiny coracle to where the mysterious Isle of the Blest, just visible on the horizon, will lure him ever seaward and away from the Land of Erin, the children seek help from the Other World, from Mannanán Mac Lir, King of Oceans and Lord of Headlands. Does he help? Do they succeed? Or does Croomloch gain his way? On their journey the children learn faithfulness, resourcefulness and courage. This book gives an engrossing and satisfying read. Its research into Celtic dress, jewellery, weapons, cooking methods, dwellings, and feasting protocols of the time, give it a satisfying authenticity for children of all ages.

Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

Author: Donald Shomette

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886706

Category: History

Page: 435

View: 5406

A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.

Pirate Hunting

The Fight Against Pirates, Privateers, and Sea Raiders from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Benerson Little

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975885

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 3437

For thousands of years pirates, privateers, and seafaring raiders have terrorized the ocean voyager and coastal inhabitant, plundering ship and shore with impunity. From the victim's point of view, these attackers were not the rebellious, romantic rulers of Neptune's realm, but savage beasts to be eradicated, and those who went to sea to stop them were heroes. Engaging and meticulously detailed, Pirate Hunting chronicles the fight against these plunderers from ancient times to the present and illustrates the array of tactics and strategies that individuals and governments have employed to secure the seas. Benerson Little lends further dimension to this unending battle by including the history of piracy and privateering, ranging from the Mycenaean rovers to the modern pirates of Somalia. He also introduces associated naval warfare; maritime commerce and transportation; the development of speed under oar, sail, and steam; and the evolution of weaponry. More than just a vivid account of the war that seafarers and pirates have waged, Pirate Hunting is invaluable reading in a world where acts of piracy are once more a significant threat to maritime commerce and voyagers. It will appeal to readers interested in the history of piracy, anti-piracy operations, and maritime, naval, and military history worldwide.

The Sea Raiders (Classic Reprint)

Author: A. B. Sherlock

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333604325

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 1184

Excerpt from The Sea Raiders Clatter clatter, rattle rattle went the cooling apparatus, alternating with the drumming of the feet of red-headed Lee Ferris. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Sea Hunters II

Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5277

The second thrilling account of #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cusslers's real-life search for lost ships, planes, and other marvels that changed history. For decades, Clive Cussler’s real-life NUMA®, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, has scoured rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves and beset by obstacles—both human and natural—but the results, and the stories behind them, have been dramatic. In this follow-up to their bestselling first account, The Sea Hunters, Cussler and colleague Craig Dirgo provide another extraordinary narrative of their true seagoing—and land—adventures, including their searches for the famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1874 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; and L’Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods. All these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, are tantalizing targets as Cussler proves again that truth can be “at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction” (Men’s Journal).

Raiders from the Sea

Author: Lois Walfrid Johnson

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8848

In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.

Gray Raiders of the Sea

How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union's High Seas Commerce

Author: Chester G. Hearn

Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 351

View: 1139

Looks at the Confederate strategy to destroy Union commerce and the Southern blockade

A History of Mozambique

Author: Malyn Newitt


ISBN: 9781850651710

Category: Historia - Mocambique

Page: 679

View: 958

This is the first history of Mozambique from the 15th century to the present. The Mozambican people have had contact with Muslim and European traders for nearly 1000 years, and their history is given a unity by the influence of commerce and seaborne trade. Indeed Mozambique itself consists of a series of ancient sea and river ports with their commercial hinterlands.

The House of Light

Author: Elizabeth James

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434366359

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

View: 3881

Love Beyond All Boundaries is a series of poetry reflecting on all aspects of love. The passion and desire. The lust and burning fire. The beginning and the end. I pray that this book attracts all ages because no matter the age, we all look for love and comfort at some time. This book also focuses on love and inspiration. The downfalls and the heart of my life. It tells all the emotions people feel yet are afraid to express. It shall take your imagination into a different level. From this; you can learn to love, abstain from hate and reform your heart. Love Beyond All Boundaries shall not only captivate your mind, but it will take you on a journey beyond that--.unimaginable.

Tin-Pots and Pirate Ships

Canadian Naval Forces and German Sea Raiders 1880-1918

Author: Michael L. Hadley,Roger Sarty

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773507784

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 679

The title Tin-Pots and Pirate Ships reflects a common Canadian attitude during the First World War: Canada's "Tin-Pot Navy" was maligned while the "Kaiser's Pirates" were feared. Not since Gilbert Tucker's classic, The Naval Service of Canada, has there been so comprehensive a study of the origins of the Canadian Navy, and no previous study has examined those origins from the perspective of the Canadian Navy's response to the German threat.

Collected Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells


ISBN: 1409235157

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

View: 4009

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer most famous today for the science fiction novels he published between 1895 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. Only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".


Raiders from the Sea

Author: Kim Hjardar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1612005209

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6326

From the 9th to the 11th century, Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world. Viking ravages united the Spanish kingdoms and stopped Charlemagne and the Franks' advance in Europe. Wherever Viking ships roamed, enormous suffering followed in their wake, but the encounter between cultures changed both European and Nordic societies. Employing sail technology and using unpredictable strategies, the Vikings could strike suddenly, attack with great force, then withdraw with stolen goods or captives. Viking society was highly militarised, honour was everything and losing one’s reputation was worse than death. Offending another man’s honour could only be resolved through combat or blood revenge. This short history of the Vikings discusses how they raided across Europe even reaching America, discussing their ships, weapons and armour, and unique way of life.