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Seven Tenths by James Hamilton-Paterson
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Seven Tenths (1992)

by James Hamilton-Paterson

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The sea is an irresistible source of science, romance and wonder to Hamilton-Paterson ( Playing with Water ). On an oceanographic charting expedition in the Pacific, he notes that the sea "follows the Earth's crust like a quilt on a lumpy mattress." From his home in the Philippines, he explores a coral reef at night, alone, and observes an offshore island converted into a luxury resort for Japanese tourists. A visit to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor prompts his reflections on death and superstition at sea, while a stint with the crew of a Scottish trawler fishing in the North Sea elicits his dismay at the rubbish drawn up in the nets and the poor catch. He comments pessimistically that "conservation is . . . a rearguard action, fought from a position of loss." These captivating essays, framed by the image of a lone swimmer lost between sea and sky, give a marvelous sense of our relationship to a watery world.
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These essays concern the seas in various contexts such as sailing charts, the nature of islands, shipwrecks and burial at sea. As a whole they are a thought provoking read.

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