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Risingtidefallingstar / Philip Hoare.
Publisher: 4th Estate, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008133665 (hbk.) :
A composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. In the third of his watery books, the author goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. Of people enchanted or driven to despair by the water, accompanied by whales and birds and seals - familiar spirits swimming and flying with the author on his meandering odyssey from suburbia into the unknown. Along the way, he encounters drowned poets and eccentric artists, modernist writers and era-defining performers, wild utopians and national heroes - famous or infamous, they are all surprisingly, and sometimes fatally, linked to the sea.
392 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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