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The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks
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Huw Lewis-Jones
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The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks

Huw Lewis-Jones


9780500021279

Thames & Hudson


Biography: historical, political & military;
History;
Maritime history;
Sea life & the seashore;
Expeditions


Hardback

304 pages

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The sea has been an endless source of fascination, at once both alluring and mysterious, a place of wonder and terror. The Sea Journal contains first-hand records by a great range of travellers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands, full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.

In this remarkable gathering of private journals, log books, letters and diaries, we follow the voyages of intrepid sailors, from the frozen polar wastes to South Seas paradise islands, as they set down their immediate impressions of all they saw. They capture their experiences while at sea, giving us a precious view of the oceans and the creatures that live in them as they were when they were scarcely known and right up to the present day. In a series of biographical portraits, we meet officers and ordinary sailors, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers. A handful of contemporary mariners provide their thoughts on how art remains integral to their voyaging lives.

Often still bearing the traces of their nautical past, the intriguing and enchanting sketches and drawings in this book brilliantly capture the spirit of the oceans and the magic of the sea.

By:   Huw Lewis-Jones
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 270mm, 
Weight:   1.380kg
ISBN:   9780500021279
ISBN 10:   0500021279
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active


'A captivating collection of exquisite first-hand records providing fascinating insights into exploration and adventure at sea' - Traveller

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