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Seafaring Lore & Legend : A Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact (Paperback)

Author: Jeans, Peter D.

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"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." --Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society

"A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book."--"Boating"

"Seafaring Lore and Legend" is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah's Ark to Thor Heyerdahl's raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs.

Discover the surprising truths behind: The origins of naval salutes and the Beaufort Scale Flogging a dead horse and other oddities of nautical custom Sea chanties, scurvy, and the hardships of life at sea Infamous and noteworthy sea captains and their ships Famous wrecks and mutinies Mermaids, sirens, and sea nymphs Nautical superstitions such as the albatross and Fiddler's Green And much more

This is a book you can open anywhere to savor for a few minutes or an afternoon. But be careful: it's easy to lose track of time at sea.

Peter Jeans began his love affair with seafaring lore more than forty years ago. He has been an adventurer, English teacher, and columnist, and is an avid sailor and writer whose books include "Ship to Shore: A Dictionary of Everyday Words and Phrases Derived from the Sea."

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Publisher McGraw-Hill
Mfg Part# 9780071486569
SKU 203092520
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0071486569
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0370
Publisher International Marine Publishing
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