Seven-Tenths : The Sea and Its Thresholds

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'Seven-Tenths' is James Hamilton-Paterson's exploration of the sea. A blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a new edition which includes the acclaimed essay 'Sea Burial.'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 8 b/w
  • 0571229387
  • 9780571229383
  • 228,341

About James Hamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy that began with Cooking with Fernet Branca, and the autobiographical Playing With Water. Born and educated in England, he has lived in the Philippines and Italy and now makes his home in more

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"'Informative, arcane, sometimes poetic, and always articulate.' William Golding"show more