Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 02 Issue 01

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Volume 02, No. 1
Pages 51 - 51


BOOK REVIEW • Sailing Alone Around the World

David A. Brooks
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Every oceanographer’s bookshelf should be graced with a few good sea stories, to maintain touch with reality. Tucked in among the Conrad and Melville volumes, perhaps snuggled up to an illustrated Coleridge, should be a well-thumbed copy of Joshua Slocum’s “Sailing Alone Around the World.” Few books send forth such a tangy breeze of salt air.


Brooks, D.A. 1989. Review of Sailing Alone Around the World, by J. Slocum. Oceanography 2(1):51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1989.39.

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