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by James Hamilton-Paterson

  • ISBN: 1933372699
  • Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
  • ePub ver: 1443 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 418
  • Publisher: Europa Editions (April 28, 2009)
  • Formats: mbr txt mobi lrf
  • Category: Math
  • Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
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logs the destruction of the last wilderness and its place in the imagination with the intense .

logs the destruction of the last wilderness and its place in the imagination with the intense vision of an angry Thoreau. Should be required reading for the decision makers of every maritime nation. James Hamilton-Paterson lives and works in Italy.

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James Hamilton-Paterson. America's Boy (1998). Seven-Tenths: the sea and its thresholds (1992). Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World (2010).

James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea, Seven Tenths is a beautifully written blend of literature and science that includes the acclaimed essay "Sea Burial

James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea, Seven Tenths is a beautifully written blend of literature and science that includes the acclaimed essay "Sea Burial.

Seven Tenths is not, however, a call to action

Seven Tenths is not, however, a call to action. Hamilton-Paterson makes it clear that the cultural transition from the "cartographer's fiction," the belief that mapping and naming create actual control, to conservation is by no means beneficial. He claims the entire enterprise of conservation is self-defeating, because to announce something as needing conservation is to announce simultaneously its loss. What, then, is the book about? In addition to necessary updates throughout, this issue includes a new essay at the end, "Sea Burial," that ties everything up – perhaps.

On such simple premises James Hamilton - Paterson has founded this elegant and acute exposition on the centrality of H('symbol not transparent'2)O in the life of the planet.

being the book about the sea and us - and in us. NINETY - SEVEN per cent of all the water on the planet is contained in the oceans. Seventy per cent of the globe is covered by ocean. On such simple premises James Hamilton - Paterson has founded this elegant and acute exposition on the centrality of H('symbol not transparent'2)O in the life of the planet.

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 Austria. Country of Publication.

About book: This is a very good read. At first I was a bit put off by the author's literary style

About book: This is a very good read. At first I was a bit put off by the author's literary style. He tended to over do some of his similes, analogies and image portrayals. Each and every one of us on the planet could write a book about the ocean, and none of us would come up with Hamilton-Paterson's odd mix of tales: a swimmer at sea who cannot find his boat; a small, uninhabited island in the Philippines before and after Japanese developers turn it into a resort; imagining the last hours of the.

James Hamilton-Paterson was born on 6 November 1941 in London, England. His father was a neurosurgeon who treated the Aga Khan and provided the inspiration for the poem 'Disease', for which Hamilton-Paterson was awarded the Newdigate Prize. He was educated at Windlesham House, Sussex, Bickley Hall, Kent, King's School, Canterbury and Exeter College, Oxford.

James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea, Seven Tenths is a beautifully written blend of literature and science that includes the acclaimed essay "Sea Burial." Hamilton-Paterson writes about fishing, piracy, ecological crises, and is especially brilliant on the melancholy fascination of those border places and moments when the sea and land meet and the human experience seems transient. Taking humanity's complex relationship with the sea as its starting point, Seven Tenths is an enticing meditation on the sea as the physical birthplace of the human race and the emotional source of our dreams. Shifting effortlessly between the sciences and the humanities—between cartography and poetry, between ecology and philosophy—Hamilton-Paterson has created one of the most engrossing works on the sea in recent memory. The prose is never less than stunning, even as it is employed to describe exactly what happens to a human body during a burial at sea, as it sinks slowly through miles of water.At a time of growing concern about our degradation of the oceans, this extraordinary book is an immensely relevant and powerful reminder of the power, fragility and sublime beauty of the sea.
Comments (4)

Ahieones
A wonderful collection of essays on the sea and man's various relationships with it,the authors skillfully executed prose is both informitive and poetic. A unique reading experence seldom equaled
Weernis
Seven Tenths deserves to be a lot more well known. It's a series of interconnected essays about the sea, and exhaustively covers subjects like undersea geo-mapping, modern oceanic piracy, overfishing, and nomadism. But it's the author's amazing voice that makes it all most worthwhile, filled with beauty and aching need to understand something that will outlast us all, and never be fully understood.
you secret
It rambles a bit without any clear direction - it was rather just an assortment of stories, some of them interesting.
Vetitc
As the sea is seven ttenths water the bauthor decides to the relationsship between man and the seas and vice versa.
He considers the seas are living entities and they have been neglected flor too long.
THe bbook is divided into 7 chapters1)charts 2)islands 3)reefs 4) wrecks 5) the deep 6)fishing and 7)pirates.
Well written in a style that makes you think and you wiil sea ehe oceans in a different light.

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