The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Nautical Interest

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Based on sales from over 300 independent booksellers across American over the last eight weeks.

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1. In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin, $14 paper, 0141001828)
2. Mutiny on the Globe: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock
Thomas Farel Heffernan (W.W. Norton, $24.95, 0393041638)
3. Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard
Michael Ruhlman (Penguin USA, $14 paper, 014200121X)
4. The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race
G. Bruce Knecht (Warner Books, $7.50 paper, 0446611859)
5. The Race: The First Nonstop, Round-the-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition
Tim Zimmermann (Houghton Mifflin, $25, 0618117482)
6. Sailing: A Lubber's Dictionary
Henry Beard and Roy McKie (Workman, $7.95 paper, 0761123873)
7. Joel White: Boatbuilder, Designer, Sailor
Bill Mayher and Maynard Bray; photos by Benjamin Mendlowitz (Noah Publications, $60, 0960896406)
8. At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge
William Kornblum (Algonquin Books, $23.95, 1565122658)
9. Knots & Splices
Jeff Toghill (Motorbooks International, $6.95 paper, 1864364564)
10. The Old Outboard Book
Peter Hunn (McGraw Hill, $21.95, 0071383093)
11. Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Boat Handling (63rd Edition)
Elbert S. Maloney (Hearst Books, $45, 0688168906)
12. The American Sailboat
Greg O. Jones (Motorbooks International, $34.95, 0760310025)
13. Sailing Fundamentals: The Official Learn-to-Sail Manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Gary Jobson (Fireside, $17 paper, 0684849941)
14. The Everything Sailing Book: From Rigging to Reaching -- All of the Information You Need to Set Sail (2nd Edition)
Michael and Nikki Smorenburg (Adams Media, $12.95 paper, 1580626718)

DK Complete Sailing Manual
Steve Sleight (Dorling Kindersley, $30, 0789446065)

For this week's companion list, Fishing, click here.