Posted by: Hendra Siry | 12 January, 2008

A Dictionary of Sea Quotations

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I found this interesting book from the ACT Dickson Public Library. A Dictionary of Sea Quotations of historian Edward Duyker is a compilation of important quotations on marine and sea. His valuable reference book contains 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. This is an anthology of extraordinary breadth.

With his family background which deeply steeped in the sea, A Dictionary of Sea Quotations become his very fine craft passion for the sea and its literature is reflected in this unique collection of quotations gathered over many years of reading, research and travel. Indeed, it 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. Dr. 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. 

About the Author
Dr Edward DUYKER 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 Labillardière (2003) and, most recently, François Péron (2006). In 2000 Dr Duyker was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques 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

Publisher: Miegunyah
Publication date:
August 2007
Price: $65.00
ISBN : 0-522-85371-4


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