is James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea. A beautifully written blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a revised and updated edition which includes the acclaimed essay 'Sea Burial'. Hamilton-Paterson writes about fishing, piracy, ecological crisis and many other subjects, and is especially good on the melancholy fascination of those border places and moments when the sea and land meet, and human experience seems transient. At a time of growing concern about our degradation of the oceans, this extraordinary book retains all its relevance and power.
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