Maritime Britain is a timely book with Britain celebrating its maritime heritage in 2005. This well laid out guidebook, with an excellent index, will direct you to the museums, historic ships, lifeboats, and lighthouses open to the public. Each of the 600 has a write-up detailing the points of interest.
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The book is divided into seven areas of Britain: Fair Isle, Cromarty, and Forth; Tyne and Humber; Thames; Dover and Wight; Portland and Plymouth; Lundy and the Irish Sea; Malin and the Hebrides. Each has an interesting introduction. Relevant maritime information on each region is provided.
Coloured boxes highlight special stories and information . For example, the Endeavour and Captain Cook’s achievements are given. You can discover the facts about such wide ranging facts as star-gazy pie and the Liverpool slave trade.
Author Paul Heiney is a writer and broadcaster and has 25 years of sailing in his past that includes a three month circumnavigation of Britain.
This book is an excellent prelude to a coastal visit.
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (imprint of A&C Black)
37 Soho Square, London W1D 3QZ
ISBN 10: 0 7136 7091 6
ISBN 13: 978 0 7136 7091 2