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Desolation Island

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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves i

Voyage to Desolation Island

Author : Jean-Paul Kauffmann
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Jean-Paul Kauffmann, the author and literary explorer, follows in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century sailor Yves-Joseph Kerguelen, who gave his name to the archipelago he discovered in the southern Indian Ocean. It remains part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. When he made his discover, Kerguelen was convinced he had found Hell and could not bring himself to go ashore. It was left to Captain Cook two years later to set foot on the principal landmass, to name it Desolation Island and its grey beach Christmas Harbour, and to describe the towering black arch that would later astound every sailor who saw it.Where better than in this isolated spot to plumb the depths of one's own solitude? A truly desolate place, littered with the abandoned, wind-and-rain-lashed remnants of failed expeditions; its weather treacherous, capricious, unforgiving. But there are those who have adapted to the harsh conditions of Desolation Island as successfully as its unique flora and fauna. Why are there so many scientist here? What are they up to? And what is the shadow hanging over the reputation of Yves-Joseph Kerguelen? How did he disgrace himself at ? These are but some of the questions Kauffmann asks as he explores on of the loneliest points on the globe in his own quest to see for himself and famous arch of Kerguelen.

Desolation Island Vol Book 5 Aubrey Maturin Novels

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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

Desolation Island

Author : Adolfo García Ortega
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As the twentieth century draws to a close, a ship heads for Punta Arenas at Chile's southern tip. On board is Oliver Griffin, who is fascinated by the island and spends his life drawing intricate maps of it. He is on an unusual quest, inspired by a photograph of his grandparents embracing a strange automaton that now lives in the Punta Arenas museum. This fearsome metal warrior is a sixteenth-century robot from a proposed mechanical army, commissioned to guard the straight against the English. It was discovered on the island by a grieving woman scouring the archipelago for the bodies of her shipwrecked husband and son, and is now the curious axis around which countless stories spin, surrounded by the terrible yet mesmerizing sea...

Desolation Island

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First published in 1978 a historical maritime adventure featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin, who are bound for Australia with a cargo of convicts, among them a beautiful but dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. By the author of HMS SURPRISE and POST CAPTAIN.

Desolation Island

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Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast

Author : Heather Harbord
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This paddling guide to Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia provides historical travel information on a part of the Inner Passage between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. Follow the Marine Trail up the east coast of Vancouver Island with perhaps a digression to Hornby or Denman islands. Or tackle the savage inflow-outflow winds of Jervis Inlet to reach the jewel of Princess Louisa Inlet.

Desolation Island

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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First published in 1978 a historical maritime adventure featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin, who are bound for Australia with a cargo of convicts, among them a beautiful but dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. By the author of HMS SURPRISE and POST CAPTAIN.

Desolation Island

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Master of Desolation

Author : Joseph J. Fuller
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Captain Fuller served fifty years after the Civil War in the New London branch of the whaling industry that hunted elephant seals at Kerguelen (Desolation) Island in the Indian Ocean. One of the two voyages described here ended in shipwreck, with Fuller and his bickering crew stranded on Desolation Island for eleven months. With the editor's detailed introduction and annotations to put it in perspective, Fuller's memoir is an exciting story of the sea and a valuable study of the economic and social conditions of a sweated industry in its declining years. Now in the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport, Fuller's manuscript is here published for the first time.

Desolation Sound

Author : Marion C. Jensen
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This book is about recovery from loss. In the aftermath of a death, Ann Patterson's family is becoming unglued. To save it, the hot-tempered librarian splurges on a trip to Desolation Sound. The trip turns out far different from her expectations. With the help of a ghostly adviser, Ann must face her own shortcomings and get a grip on the realities of her life.

Desolation Island Illustrated by W Gale

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Desolation Island

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Framed for a murder he didn't commit, second-tier superhero Ben Thomason, known in the trades as 'Desolation Outlaw', is convicted and sentenced to life in prison at Eagle Island Detention Center, a top secret, billion dollar penitentiary that houses only the elite of super-villains and super- hero's gone bad. Following the initial incarceration phase, he greets both old allies and enemies alike amid an inexplicable feeling of dread that looms atop the desolate island location like a toxic black cloud. Set against a surreal backdrop filled with deadly mutants, vile alien entities and merciless madmen, the purest of all evils is slowly awakening just below the surface of the prison's stringently controlled environment; an ancient being whose raw power dwarfs those of all assigned inmates combined. As centuries-old mysteries unravel and shocking truths are unmasked, the imprisoned inhabitants and embittered staff of Eagle Isle are forced to ban together and pool their respective powers in order to survive the greatest threat of all, and from the most unlikely of sources. No man is an island, indeed, most notably a penal colony turned beachhead graveyard soon to be renamed 'Desolation Island'.

The Complete Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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Chile Magallanes and Antarctica Chilena Isla Desolaci n Desolation Island Bahia Otway and Vicinity

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Description: Three items including 'Latitude Harbour from Anchorage' and 'Entrance to Deep Water Sound, 29 December 1829', from HMS Beagle; 'No 5 - Peaks over Dislocation Harbour' showing 'Law Peak' and 'Shoulder Peak'; and 'No 9 - Cape Inman N46E distant 2 miles'.

Aubrey Maturin Novels Desolation Island

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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Books 5 8 Desolation Island The fortune of war The surgeon s mate The Ionian mission

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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Desolation Island The fortune of war The surgeon s mate The Ionian mission

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Desolation Island Fortune of War Surgeon s Mate

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Desolation Island Vol Book 5 Aubrey Maturin Novels

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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...