This is a combination of a description of the sea and its boundaries in our imaginations with an appreciation of its mysteries. These include such special places as reefs and lagoons and such strange phenomena as islands that never existed and yet appear on maps. The author takes the reader into the deeps and into the cold fear of drowning, into the marvels of marine life and the sombre zone of the wreck. The high technology of an ocean survey ship opens up a strange history of ocean maps and names, and a bleak North Sea trawler takes us into water we are trying to turn into a desert. The author also wrote "The Bell-Boy", "Gerontius", "That Time in Malomba" and "Playing With Water".
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"'Informative, arcane, sometimes poetic, and always articulate.' William Golding"About the Author:
James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy that began with Cooking with Fernet Branca, and the autobiographical Playing With Water. Born and educated in England, he has lived in the Philippines and Italy and now makes his home in Austria.
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Book Description Random House of Canada, Limite, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091745012
Book Description Random House of Canada, Limite, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91745012