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Down to the Sea in Ships

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ISBN-10: 0099526298

ISBN-13: 9780099526292

Edition: 2015

Authors: Horatio Clare

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For millennia, the seaways have carried our goods, cultures and ideas, the terrors of war and the bounties of peace - and they have never been busier than they are today. But though our normality depends on shipping, it is a world which passes largely unconsidered, unseen and unrecorded. Out of sight, 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 (and they are mostly men) live extraordinary lives, subject to pressures we know - families, relationships, dreams and fears - and to dangers and difficulties we can only imagine, from hurricanes and…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication date: 2/5/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.83" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Horatio Clare is the bestselling author of two memoirs, Running for the Hills (Somerset Maugham Award) and Truant; the travel book A Single Swallow u which follows the birds' migration from South Africa to the UK u and a novella, The Prince's Pen, the retelling of a Mabinogion tale. An award-winning journalist, occasional teacher, former radio producer, sporadic broadcaster and Fellow in creative writing at the University of Liverpool, Horatio writes regularly on nature for the Daily Telegraph and on travel for various international publications. He and his family are currently migrating from Northern Italy to the West Pennines. For the weather.