Voyages of Discovery
. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1972. Selections from Kodoku, by Kenichi Horie and other sea lore can be found in the anthology.
Bass, George F., ed.
A History of Seafaring
. New York: Walker and Company, 1972. This is a wonderful book about the history of seacraft. This book contains many photographs and illustrations.
The Sea Around Us
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. Explains poetically and dramatically the dangers to our seas.
Gipsy Moth Circles the World
. New York: Coward-McCann, 1968. Chichester sailed around the world and became a hero. This is a most detailed account of his preparations and travels. The book is long, but not difficult to read.
Commission of Marine Science, Engineering, and Resources.
Our Nation and the Sea
. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969. This book presents clear explanations of the importance of the oceans as a resource.
World Beneath the Sea
. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1967. This publication contains many colorful photographs and clear explanations of the oceans and their resources.
Book of the Seven Seas
. New York: Julian Messner, 1957. Another delightful book which includes much about the sea: history, sea tales, lone voyages, and philosophy. This is a wonderful book for everyone.
. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1966.
The Snow Goose
can be found in this volume.
The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone
. New York: Golden Press, 1973. This book recounts the
adventure in easier language with a larger format and many more pictures including those of Robin’s logbook. This is a wonderful book for students to browse through.
. New York: Bantam Books, 1973.
The Tools of Empire
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. Are boats tools of empire? You bet! This is a good reference for teachers.
Early Man and the Ocean
. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1979. This volume explores the beginnings of navigation. It is highly informative for good readers.
. New York: Pocket Books, 1956. This tells the story of Heyerdahl’s ocean going expedition on a raft. Delightful to read and a must for anyone interested in the origins of seacraft.
Shackleton’s Valiant Voyage
. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1960. Easy reading version of
, by the same author. Tells the exciting story of Shackletons’s Antarctic expedition whose boat foundered on the ice. They survived to tell the story. Good reading for students interested in survival adventures.
. New York: Harper and Row, 1966.
The Protected Ocean
. New York: Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan, 1972. This is easy to read. The book clearly explains the importance of protecting the seas from destruction.
McFarland, Philip, ed.
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. The story, “Sea Devil,” and the poems, “Carmel Point” and “First Lesson,” may be located in this anthology.
Redman, Crosby E., ed.
Designs in Drama
. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1974. “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,” by Herman Wouk, can be found in this anthology.
U.S. Department of the Interior.
River of Life
. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970. Booklet contains a clear explanation of the world’s water supply.
The Brendan Voyage
. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978. Tim Severin and his crew set out across the North Atlantic in a leather boat and made it. Students who liked Kon-Tiki will enjoy this book, although it is a bit harder to read.
Slocum, Joshua, Captain.
Sailing Alone Around the World
. New York:
. New York: Holt and Company, 1942. Easy to read true story of three Navy fliers downed in the Pacific who survived.
Victor, Paul Emile.
Man and the Conquest of the Poles
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. The search for the Northeast and Northwest passages is explained in this book. Well written, but for history buffs only.
Men, Ships, and the Sea
. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1962. Beautiful illustrations and photographs adorn this history of seacraft.
Sailing Small Boats
. New York: Young Scott Books, 1967. This is a wonderful, easy to read book which explains how sailboats work. It even explains how to make your own model of the Kon-Tiki raft.
Toward a Distant Island
. New York: Ives, Washburn, 1966. Delightfully amusing account of Wibberley’s travels around the Pacific. Unlike
, fish did
jump aboard his boat!
The Caine Mutiny
. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951.
———. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1954.