The Buccaneers of America

Author: Alexander O. Exquemelin

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 859

Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City.

History of the Buccaneers of America

Author: James Burney

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 677

One of the most comprehensive, accurate accounts of buccaneering by an experienced sailor describes the activities of sea-rovers as renowned for their navigational skills as they were for ravaging ships and terrorizing Caribbean settlements.

Debates in Art and Design Education

Author: Nicholas Addison

Publisher: Routledge



Page: 221

View: 121

Debates in Art and Design Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in learning and teaching. It introduces key issues, concepts and tensions in order to help art educators develop a critical approach to their practice in response to the changing fields of education and visual culture. Accessible, comprehensive chapters are designed to stimulate thinking and understanding in relation to theory and practice, and help art educators to make informed judgements by arguing from a position based on theoretical knowledge and understanding. Contributing artists, lecturers and teachers debate a wide range of issues including: the latest policy and initiatives in secondary art education the concepts, skills and dispositions that can be developed through art education tensions inherent in developing the inclusive Art and Design classroom partnerships across the visual arts sector creativity in the Art and Design curriculum visual art and globalisation establishing the significance of 'Design' art practice as educational research. Debates in Art and Design Education is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of an exciting, ever-changing field, and supports art educators in articulating how the subject is a vital, engaging and necessary part of the twenty-first century curriculum. Each chapter points to further reading and each section suggests reflective questions to help shape art educators' teaching. In particular, Debates in Art and Design Education encourages art educators to engage in research by providing an essential introduction to critical thinking around contemporary debates.

Pirates of Virginia

Plunder and High Adventure on the Old Dominion Coastline

Author: Mark P. Donnelly

Publisher: Stackpole Books


Category: History

Page: 176

View: 493

High adventure, dastardly deeds, and newly uncovered lore.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Author: William H., Jr. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 569

Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.

Maritime Piracy and Its Control: An Economic Analysis

Author: C. Hallwood

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 135

View: 786

Maritime Piracy and its Control develops an economic approach to the problem of modern-day maritime piracy with the goal of assessing the effectiveness of remedies aimed at reducing the incidence of piracy.

Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages

The Role of Women, Renegades, and People of African and Indigenous Descent in the Emergence of the Colonial Era Creoles

Author: Nicholas Faraclas

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 529

Suitable for those who are looking for fresh perspectives on the process of creolization of language, this book demonstrates how enterprising women, rebellious slaves, insubordinate sailors, and a host of other renegades and maroons had a major impact on the creolized societies, cultures, and languages of the colonial era Atlantic and Pacific.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Actium, Battle of

Author: John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Reference

Page: 2912

View: 156

From the dawn of seafaring history to the present day, from the first crude canoes and rafts to today's nuclear submarines and supertankers, the Encyclopedia of Maritime History will systematically survey the separate but related interests of general historians and maritime specialists. Comprising more than one million words in four volumes, the work's nine hundred entries will provide a detailed and synthetic overview of the scope and sweep of maritime history, and will bring together in a readily accessible form a range of historical and professional information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 294

View: 688

Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.

Memoirs of a Buccaneer

Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697

Author: William Dampier

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 570

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies. 7 illustrations.