Great Deep by James Hamilton-Paterson
The Sea and Its Thresholds

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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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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.
Published July 28, 1992 by Random House. 300 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel. Non-fiction

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Some light moments on mythical islands, some straightforward history, and some high-tech mapping of the sea floor are also included in this very personal and well-informed collection--and, yes, we do find out what happened to that swimmer stranded at sea.

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