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The Ocean

The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge
By Chris Dixon ; By Jeremy K. Spencer
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The Ocean: A Handbook is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. This beautiful book feat...
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The Ocean: A Handbook is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. 

This beautiful book features short-subject deep dives on topics like science, sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, survival, and much more. 

From experienced seafarers to ocean novices, for those about to ride their first wave, stand-up paddle on a dive, find a simple "one pan" galley recipe, or identify a bird that landed on the bow, The Ocean is rich with how-to advice and instruction.
  •  Features expert consultation and entertaining asides about the sea
  •  Filled with more than 200 informative and evocative illustrations
  •  A compilation of miscellany and delight for the ocean lover
In The Ocean, a sense of respect and wonder for the ocean come together under a foil-stamped and textured cover.

This handsomely packaged volume is the go-to guide for anyone captivated by the wonder, power, and mystery of the sea.
  • An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities involving the sea
  • The ultimate gift book for sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere
  • Perfect for people who live in coastal areas, and love the ocean, sailing, and ships
  • Add it to the shelf with books like SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman, Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, and Cabin Porn by Beaver Brook
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 7 1/2 x 9 V
Publication Date: 06/29/2021
ISBN: 9781452158662
Chris Dixon is the author of Ghost Wave and a contributing author of Surfing: 1778–Today, The Big Juice,, and New York Times Best Seller The Southerner's Handbook. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Garden & Gun, and Men's Health, among others. The founding online editor of Surfer, he once spent a year documenting the life of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his family.

Jeremy K. Spencer is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications like Men's Journal, Wired, Vice, The Millions, and Outside, where he was a longtime senior editor. He has edited books for all of the Big Five publishing houses, including multiple New York Times Best Sellers. As a creative director, he's helped dozens of top global brands tell their stories. A native of Memphis, he now lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.