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The Book of the Sea

by A. C. Spectorsky (Editor)

Other authors: John Bartlett (Contributor), Edward L. Beach (Contributor), William Beebe (Contributor), Hilaire Belloc (Contributor), Henry Beston (Contributor)78 more, I. Valerio Borghese (Contributor), James Boswell (Contributor), Frank T. Bullen (Contributor), Samuel Butler (Translator), Rachel Carson (Contributor), Owen Chase (Contributor), Eugenie Clark (Contributor), Christopher Columbus (Contributor), Joseph Conrad (Contributor), James Cook (Contributor), Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Contributor), James Gould Cozzens (Contributor), William Dampier (Contributor), Richard Henry Dana (Contributor), Charles Darwin (Contributor), Henry de Monfreid (Contributor), Amasa Delano (Contributor), Philippe Diolé (Contributor), Henry Taprell Dorling (Contributor), Frédéric Dumas (Contributor), Archibald Duncan (Editor), T.S. Eliot (Contributor), C.S. Forester (Editor), Benjamin Franklin (Contributor), Alain Gerbault (Contributor), Richard Hakluyt (Contributor), Hanno (Contributor), Frederick Pease Harlow (Contributor), John Harris (Contributor), Hans Hass (Contributor), Lafcadio Hearn (Translator), Herodotus (Contributor), Thor Heyerdahl (Contributor), Homer (Contributor), D.W. Johnson (Contributor), John Paul Jones (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Gilbert C. Klingel (Contributor), Jack London (Contributor), Pierre Loti (Contributor), Alfred Thayer Mahan (Contributor), Clements R. Markham (Translator), Frederick Marryat (Contributor), John Masefield (Contributor), Matthew Fontaine Maury (Contributor), William McFee (Contributor), Herman Melville (Contributor), George Millar (Contributor), Carleton Mitchell (Contributor), Nicholas Monsarrat (Contributor), Henry N. Moseley (Contributor), F.D. Ommanney (Contributor), Henry Piddington (Contributor), Antonio Pigafetta (Contributor), J. Enoch Powell (Contributor), Marcel Proust (Contributor), Samuel Purchas (Contributor), John Purdy (Contributor), Walter Raleigh (Contributor), Kenneth Roberts (Contributor), William Albert Robinson (Contributor), Michael Scott (Contributor), Ernest Henry Shackleton (Contributor), Frank Shay (Editor), Joshua Slocum (Contributor), Sydney Smith (Contributor), Vilhjalmus Stefansson (Contributor), John Steinbeck (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Snorri Sturleson (Contributor), John M. Synge (Contributor), Henry David Thoreau (Contributor), Thucydides (Contributor), Henry Major Tomlinson (Contributor), Alan John Villiers (Translator), Alexander von Humboldt (Contributor), John Wetherell (Contributor), Philip Wylie (Contributor)

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Spectorsky, A. C.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bartlett, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beach, Edward L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beebe, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belloc, HilaireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beston, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Borghese, I. ValerioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boswell, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bullen, Frank T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, SamuelTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carson, RachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chase, OwenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, EugenieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Columbus, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conrad, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cook, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cousteau, Jacques-YvesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cozzens, James GouldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dampier, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dana, Richard HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Darwin, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Monfreid, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Delano, AmasaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Diolé, PhilippeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dorling, Henry TaprellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dumas, FrédéricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, ArchibaldEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eliot, T.S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forester, C.S.Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franklin, BenjaminContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerbault, AlainContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hakluyt, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
HannoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harlow, Frederick PeaseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hass, HansContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hearn, LafcadioTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
HerodotusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyerdahl, ThorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
HomerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, D.W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, John PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klingel, Gilbert C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
London, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loti, PierreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mahan, Alfred ThayerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Markham, Clements R.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marryat, FrederickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masefield, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maury, Matthew FontaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McFee, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, HermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millar, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, CarletonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Monsarrat, NicholasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moseley, Henry N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ommanney, F.D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Piddington, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pigafetta, AntonioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, J. EnochContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Proust, MarcelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Purchas, SamuelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Purdy, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raleigh, WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, KennethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, William AlbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shackleton, Ernest HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shay, FrankEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slocum, JoshuaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, SydneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stefansson, VilhjalmusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steinbeck, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sturleson, SnorriContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Synge, John M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thoreau, Henry DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
ThucydidesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomlinson, Henry MajorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Villiers, Alan JohnTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
von Humboldt, AlexanderContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wetherell, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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  1. Men Venture on the Sea
    • Global Sailing Conditions (The Way of a Ship) / Alan John Villiers
    • From Tahiti to New Zealand (First Voyage) / Captain James Cook
    • A Most Dreadful Storm (Captain Dampier's Voyage) / edited by John Masefield
    • The Voyage of Hanno, King of the Carthaginians (The Periplus) / Hanno
    • New Guinea, and the Spice Islands (Voyages and Travels) / Amasa Delano
    • Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus (The Journal of Christopher Columbus) / translated by Clements R. Markham
    • Driven by a Tempest (Sailing Alone Around the World) / Captain Joshua Slocum
    • The Saga of Erik the Red (Greenland) / translated by Vilhjalmus Stefansson
    • Halfway (Kon-Tiki) / Thor Hayerdahl
    • Circe (The Odyssey of Homer) / translated by Samuel Butler
    • Some Strange Peoples of the Pacific (Magellan's Voyage Around the World) / Antonio Pigafetta
    • The Pearl Divers of Mangareva (In Quest of the Sun) / Alain Gerbault
    • On the Drowning of Sir Humphrey Gilbert (The English Voyages) / Richard Hakluyt
    • The Renowned Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, the First Generall Which Ever Sayled About the Whold Globe (Purchas His Pilgrimes) / Samuel Purchas
  2. Men Live and Work on the Sea
    • The Stokehold (Casuals of the Sea) / William McFee
    • Salt Horse and Discipline (The Making of a Sailor) / Frederick Pease Harlow
    • The Day of a Man-of-War's Man (Sea Life in Nelson's Time) / John Masefield
    • Doubling the Cape (Two Years Before the Mast) / Richard Henry Dana
    • The Language of the Navy (Carry On!) / Henry Taprell Dorling
    • A Narrative of Events in the Life of John Bartlett of Boston, Massachusetts, in the Years 1790-1793, During Voyages to Canton and the Northwest Coast of North America (The Sea, the Ship and the Sailor) / John Bartlett
    • Four Chanties: The Dead Horse; Captain Bover; Come Roll Him Over; Jack the Guinea Pig (Iron Men and Wooden Ships) / edited by Frank Shay
    • Upon the Wretchedness of Sea Life (The Life of Samuel Johnson) / James Boswell
    • Codfishing (Captains Courageous) / Rudyard Kipling
    • An Account of Marlin Fishing (Denizens of the Deep) / Philip Wylie
    • Idle Remarks on Fishing (Trending into Maine) / Kenneth Roberts
  3. Men Against the Sea
    • Something Formidable and Swift (Typhoon) / Joseph Conrad
    • The "San Pedro" Goes Down (S.S. San Pedro) / James Gould Cozzens
    • "My God, Where Is the Ship?" (Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex of Nantucket) / Owen Chase
    • The Best Part of a Life (A White Boat from England) / George Millar
    • The Drowning (Sea Adventures) / Henry de Monfreid
    • Narrative of the Loss of the Apollo Frigate (The Mariner's Chronicle) / edited by Archibald Duncan
    • The Moment of Balance (The Cruel Sea) / Nicholas Monsarrat
    • The Chase of the Smuggler (Tom Cringle's Log) / Michael Scott
    • Cave Diving (The Silent World) / Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas
    • The Tireless Enemies (South) / Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
    • Sandstorm on the Red Sea (10,000 Leagues Over the Sea) / William Albert Robinson
    • Racing Against Time and the Sea (Passage East) / Carleton Mitchell
  4. Men Study the Sea
    • Sea Meetings (The Undersea Adventure) / Philippe Diolé
    • The Noise of Cyclones (Sailor's Horn Book) / Henry Piddington
    • A Descent into Perpetual Night (Half Mile Down) / William Beebe
    • Keeling Island (Journal of Researches) / Charles Darwin
    • Flying Fish (Personal Narrative) / Baron Alexander Von Humboldt
    • On Coral Reefs (The Shoals of Capricorn) / F.D. Ommanney
    • The Marvel of a Tide (Inagua) / Gilbert C. Klingel
    • Zoology and Botany of the Ship (Notes by a Naturalist on the Challenger) / Henry N. Moseley
    • Damage by Storm Waves (Shore Processes and Shoreline Development) / D.W. Johnson
    • Luminosity of the Sea (The New Sailing Directory) / John Purdy
    • The Dolphin (Denizens of the Deep) / Frank T. Bullen
    • Winds Blowing Seaward (Under the Sea-Wind) / Rachel Carson
    • The Basin of the Atlantic (The Physical Geography of the Sea) / Matthew Fontaine Maury
    • In the Shoal of the Monsters (Under the Red Sea) / Hans Hass
    • The Palaus and the Best Spearfisherman (Lady with a Spear) / Eugenie Clark
    • On the Gulf Stream (The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin) / Benjamin Franklin
  5. Men Fight on the Sea
    • The Sinking of the York (Sea Devils) / I. Valerio Borghese
    • King Olaf Trygvason's Saga (The Heimskringla) / Snorri Sturleson
    • Adventures of the Jarak (Malay Waters) / Henry Major Tomlinson
    • The Chase of a Prize (Mr. Midshipman Easy) / Frederick Marryat
    • The Battle That Crushed Athens (The Peloponnesian War) / Thucydides
    • A Sailor's View (The Adventures of John Wetherell) / edited by C.S. Forester
    • The Attack of the Spanish Armada as It Might Have Been Reported by An Eyewitness on the British Flagship (The Eye-Witness) / Hilaire Belloc
    • Nelson's Triumph (The Battle of Trafalgar) / Alfred Thayer Mahan
    • Harder (Submarine!) / Commander Edward L. Beach, USN
    • Salamis ( Histories) / Herodotus; translated by J. Enoch Powell
    • The Battle Between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis (A Report to Congress Through Dr. Franklin) / John Paul Jones
    • The Valiant Fight Performed by 10 Merchant Ships of London, Against 12 Spanish Gallies in the Straights of Gibraltar, the 24 of April 1590 (The English Voyages) / Richard Hakluyt
    • A Report of the Truth of the Fight About the Isles of Azores, the Last of August 1591, Betwixt the Revenge One of Her Majesty's Ships, and An Armada of the King of Spain (Pinkerton's Voyages and Travels) / Sir Walter Raleigh
  6. Men Wonder at the Sea
    • The Sound of the Sea (The Outermost House) / Henry Beston
    • The Vastness of the Sea (The Undaunted) / John Harris
    • The Glory and Power of the Waves (The Aran Islands) / John M. Synge
    • The Endless Change of the Sea (The Aran Islands) / John M. Synge
    • Xerxes Beats and Brands the Sea (Histories) / Herodotus, translated by J. Enoch Powell
    • On the Conduct of Mrs Partington During the Great Storm at Sidmouth, in the Course of Ridiculing the Notion That the House of Lords Could Kill the Reform Bill (Speech, October 11, 1831) / Sydney Smith
    • The Fog (An Iceland Fisherman) / Pierre Loti
    • The Equatorial Sea (Stories from Pierre Loti) / translated by Lafcadio Hearn
    • Seascape, with Frieze of Girls (Within a Budding Grove, Remembrance of Things Past) / Marcel Proust
    • A Royal Sport (The Cruise of the Snark) / Jack London
    • The Seashore (Cape Cod) / Henry David Thoreau
    • Life in the Great Tide Pool (Cannery Row) / John Steinbeck
    • His First Voyage (Redburn) / Herman Melville
    • Atolls at a Distance (In the South Seas) / Robert Louis Stevenson
    • What Is the Sea? (The Merry Men) / Robert Louis Stevenson
    • The Character of Gales and Winds (The Mirror of the Sea) / Joseph Conrad
    • The Dry Salvages (Four Quartets) / T.S. Eliot
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