The great deep: the sea and its thresholds

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Random House, Jul 28, 1992 - Nature - 300 pages
A unique voyage through the mind of a writer with a passion for the sea dives into lyrical explanations of a watery world with sections on Charts and Naming, Islands and Boundaries, Wrecks and Death, Deeps and the Dark, Fishing and Loss, and more.

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THE GREAT DEEP: The Sea and Its Thresholds

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Hamilton-Paterson—Englishman, novelist (Gerontius, 1991, etc.), poet, journalist, traveler—has written an impressive book reflecting all these attributes. For starters, he creates a spine-tingling ... Read full review

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Hamilton-Paterson , a novelist and author of Playing with Water: Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island (New Amsterdam Bks., 1987), begins his examination of the ocean through the eyes of a ... Read full review


Charts and Naming
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Islands and Boundaries

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About the author (1992)

James Hamilton-Paterson's first novel, Gerontius, won the Whitbread Award. He is an acclaimed author of nonfiction books, including Seven-Tenths, Three Miles Down and Playing with Water. He currently lives in Italy.

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