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Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men

Author: Clare, Horatio
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Pub Date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099526292
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Quick overview Deals with two container ships on their epic voyages across the globe and experiences unforgettable journeys. This book reveals the history and incident, seafarers unfold the stories of their lives, and a portrait of the oceans and their human subjects emerges.
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'Magnificent' Robert Macfarlane winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. Our lives depend on shipping but it is a world which is largely hidden from us. In every lonely corner of every sea, through every night, every day, and every imaginable weather, tiny crews of seafarers work the giant ships which keep landed life afloat. These ordinary men live extraordinary lives, subject to dangers and difficulties we can only imagine, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in hazardous, if not hellish, environments. Horatio Clare joins two container ships on their epic voyages across the globe and experiences unforgettable journeys. As the ships cross seas of history and incident, seafarers unfold the stories of their lives, and a beautiful and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human subjects emerges. "Tremendous." (The Times).

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