Ocean Titans

Sekulich, Daniel

Published by Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2006
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Synopsis: In Ocean Titans author Daniel Sekulich takes us on a fascinating journey as he delves into the world of merchant shipping. We travel to massive shipyards in Korea, across the North Atlantic in a ferocious gale and into the boardroom of a wealthy ship owner in Monaco. Along the way, we learn how a captain masters his craft, why a deckhand spends nine months at sea and how a ship is broken up on the shores of India. Through it all, Ocean Titans seeks to understand the ageless appeal of ships and the sea, and attempts to answer the question, Does a ship have a soul?

From the Back Cover: In the tradition of John McPhee’s Looking for a Ship, Ocean Titans is a sparkling narrative about the birth, life, and death of modern ships—and the men who sail them around the world.Follow Daniel Sekulich’s worldwide journey at sea, as he describes the dreamers, the builders, the owners, the masters and engineers, and the deckhands. Here is a masterful, colorful portrait of life and sea. The following excerpt will attest to that:
In peace and in war, ships have always left port laden with their cargoes, the sailors resigned to their fates, trying not to think about the madness of the seas and the maliciousness of the human beings who might await them. The wheelhouse officers will plot a course, the engineers will get up speed, and the deckhands will cast off lines. And if anyone is going to get swept overboard, it’s likely to be an ordinary seaman, the rank and file of the merchant-shipping world.  

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Title: Ocean Titans
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Soft cover
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