Throughout history the ship has predominated as man's most versatile form of transport and the sea with its dangers has always gripped his imagination and aroused in him wonder, curiosity, fear, awe and exaltation. In this book the author looks at the sea in its many moods and at the varied disasters and adventures that result. It contains stories about shipwrecks, treasure hunts, fire at sea, mutiny and the everpresent risks of sinking and capsizing. These range in time and place from the sinking of Henry VIIIs "Mary Rose" to modern disasters like the capsizing of the "Herald of Free Enterprise" in February 1987, with the loss of almost 200 lives, and the sinking of the pleasure cruiser "Marchioness" in August 1989, with 51 drowned. The author has also written "Without Trace" and "The Sea Shall Not Have Them".
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Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2416999
Book Description Book Condition: good. 789 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00413635406-G
Book Description Methuen First VG/VG edgewear price clipped 244pp 38 illus 9 5 x 6 5 550g, 1990. True stories of disaster - shipwrecks, treasure hunts, fire at sea, mutiny, sinking and capsize.'Lost at Sea' will appeal to all those with a fascination for the sea and its powers. Bookseller Inventory # 10227
Book Description Methuen, London, 1990. 1st edition. Owner's name; dust jacket a little bumped at head of spine. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG price-clipped dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS041718I
Book Description Methuen, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 244 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 108814
Book Description Guild Publishing, London, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Published by Guild Publishing of London in 1990. Hardcover. Published with permission from Methuen who also published this in 1990. Book condition: Very Good. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Lovely book. Only issue is slight tanning on edges of pages. Dust Jacket condition: Very Good. Jacket intact. Slight cease at bottom of front illustrated cover. See Photograph. Dims: 205mm x 135mm x 30mm. Author recounts the vast array of disasters at sea that have happened over the centuries. 244 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000445