A Dictionary of Sea Quotations
By (author) Edward Duyker
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Dictionary of Sea Quotations by Edward Duyker
Book DescriptionA Dictionary of Sea Quotations surveys nearly four millennia of literature, including novels, poems, songs and religious texts, to show the extraordinary diversity of the human experience of the sea, the passions that it awakens and the hold it has on our imagination. Historian Edward Duyker draws upon the annals of sea exploration, the carnage of naval war and excerpts from the memoirs of admirals, yachtsmen, castaways, naturalists, pirates, privateers, U-boat commanders, surfers and statesmen. With quotations from the ancient Greeks and Romans; the Old and New Testaments and the Qur'an; the plays of Shakespeare; the poetry of Baudelaire, Coleridge, Dickinson, Goethe and Lawrence; the novels of Austen, Conrad, Dickens, Hugo, Melville, Verne and a multitude of other writers; voices from the mutiny on the Bounty, the sinking of the Titanic and the voyage of the Kon-Tiki, A Dictionary of Sea Quotations is an anthology of extraordinary breadth. This is a book for browsing to be enjoyed by all who love the sea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522853711
(248mm x 184mm x 46mm)
Imprint: The Miegunyah Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Edward Duyker
Francois Peron - An Impetuous Life, Paperback (July 2006)
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Voyage to Australia and the Pacific, 1791-1793, Paperback (March 2006)
In 1791, Admiral Bruny d'Entrecasteaux sailed from France to search for his compatriot, the explorer La Perouse. Although d'Entrecasteaux failed to discover the fate of La Perouse, his voyage had many achievements. It also yielded significant natural history collections and ethnographic observations in both Australia and the Pacific.
Citizen Labillardiere, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Edward Duyker
Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the eighteenth century. This work offers a comprehensive study of this naturalist, revealing a committed republican who was shaped by the turbulent years of revolutionary and Napoleonic France. It is a a story of science, survival and a grand adventure.
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Author Biography - Edward Duyker
Dr Edward Duyker comes from a family deeply steeped in the sea. He is the author of many books dealing with early Australian coastal exploration, including An Officer of the Blue (1994), Nature's Argonaut (1998), the award-winning Citizen Labillardi re (2003) and, most recently, Fran ois Peron (2006). In 2000 Dr Duyker was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004. Dr Duyker's passion for the sea and its literature is reflected in this unique collection of quotations gathered over many years of reading, research and travel.
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