Nonfiction Books About Water
Wreck of the Carl D.: a true story of loss, survival, and rescue at sea by Michael Schumacher
Mighty fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Eight steamboats: sailing through the sixties by Patrick Livingston; foreword by Neal Shine
Schooner passage: sailing ships and the Lake Michigan frontier by Theodore J. Karamanski
The waters of Michigan by David Lubbers and Dave Dempsey ; foreword by William G. Milliken
Of woods and water : a photographic journey across Michigan by Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan ; foreword by Dave Dempsey
Great Lakes for sale : from whitecaps to bottlecaps by Dave Dempsey ; with a foreword by Bart Stupak
Evolution of the Great Lakes water quality agreement by Lee Botts and Paul Muldoon
True Stories of Great Sea Adventures
In the land of white death: an epic story of survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov — In 1912, Albanov was one of 11 Russians who, when their ship froze into the Arctic ice, attempted to walk to survival.
The perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea by Sebastian Junger — A vivid reconstruction of the terrible Halloween Gale of 1991 in the Western Atlantic.
Sea of glory: America's voyage of discovery: the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick — Scientists charted the Pacific and brought back thousands of items to form the basis of the Smithsonian’s collections.
Trawler by Redmond O'Hanlon — A manic account of extreme conditions on a fishing trawler as it heads into the stormy North Atlantic in January.
At all costs: how a crippled ship and two American merchant marines turned the tide of World War II by Sam Moses — A riveting account of "the most heavily defended and heavily attacked naval convoy in history."
Frozen WaterCool off on a hot summer day.
Ice : great moments in the history of hard, cold water by Karal Ann Marling
Ice time : a tale of fathers, sons, and hometown heroes by Jay Atkinson
In the empire of ice : encounters in a changing landscape by Gretel Ehrlich
The ice museum : in search of the lost land of Thule by Joanna Kavenna
Ice : the nature, the history, and the uses of this astonishing substance by Mariana Gosnell
Two against the ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen ; translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael
Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers
True Life Sailing Adventures
Knockdown : the harrowing true account of a yacht race turned deadly by Martin Dugard
Left for dead : the untold story of the tragic 1979 Fastnet Race by Nick Ward with Sinéad O'Brien
A splendid madness : a man, a boat, a love story by Thomas Froncek
Sailing Grace : a true story of death, life, and the sea by John Otterbacher
Three ways to capsize a boat : an optimist afloat by Chris Stewart
True north : journeys into the great Northern Ocean by Myron Arms
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