Heave Ho!: The Little Book of Seasickness

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9781408111123: Heave Ho!: The Little Book of Seasickness

This retro gift book is filled with amusing, outrageous and downright odd quotes about one of the most common ailments to befall anyone who has felt the call of the sea and then felt seasick! Whether a short ferry crossing, a fishing trip or luxury cruise, the horrible phenomenon of seasickness has intrigued, baffled and plagued laymen and experts alike since humans first ventured on the water. This clever edition chronicles many aspects of this peculiar affliction and provides a healthy dose of historical hilarity with bizarre extracts from early physician's reports, medical jorunals and quotes on seasickness from historical figures like Dickens, Byron and Disraeli.

You'll discover intriguing insights into:

  • Causes of seasickness- including a paunchy abdomen or possibly being of American origin!
  • Psychological effects-"a strong conviction that death is imminent, followed, as time goes on, by an unreasonable annoyance at its delay"
  • Remedies - ranging from ground fleabane to opium, from hanging upside down to drinking only champagne throughout the entire voyage!
  • Good seasickness etiquette (practice runs to the rail advised)

A perfect gift for boaters and anyone who dreams of sea voyages!

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"If you entertain people interested in the sea - or those who refuse to have anything to do with it - this is an ideal mini-book to leave casually on the coffee table."—Lymington Times 
  
"Funny and pretty darned interesting, it's a great little tiny tome to dip in and out of."—Dorset Echo  
 
"Just the thing for boaters, keen travellers, and anyone who likes a bit of historical hilarity."—Nautical Magazine 
 
"I have a feeling that this is going to be a bestseller, heap enough to be bought for your friends and an essential volume for your loo library."—Canoeist

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