The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World

The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum, Chris Thomerson

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Overview

Though most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, the "eNotated Sailing Alone" is a completely new approach that takes advantage of the potential eBook technology offers to extend and enrich Slocum's writing in a way that's convenient to use while still unobtrusive to the reader.

Based on the 1901 edition of "Sailing Alone Around the World" and including more than 60 original illustrations, this eNotated edition extends Slocum's writing by providing a new layer of information behind the text the reader can access before, during, and after each chapter.

For instance, in Chapter 15, when Slocum writes, "Taking things by and large as sailors say...," Thomerson's eNotation tells us Slocum means "Overall, or in most cases" and that "Sailing 'by' means toward the wind, sailing 'large' means away from the wind. Hence 'by and large' encompasses most of the possible options and implies 'most of the time'".

Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail solo around the world and his account of the voyage is adventure writing at its best - but his colorful story telling is filled with 19th century sailing terms, geographical references, and idioms that may be lost to the modern reader. Chris Thomerson, a lifelong sailor and student of maritime history, provides the background and explanations readers need to thoroughly understand, appreciate, and enjoy Slocum's classic by adding hundreds of electronic annotations linked to words and phrases in Slocum's original text.

If you are going to read Slocum for the first time - or reread him after some years - you will best enjoy and most throughly understand him with this unique eNotated edition.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013091146
Publisher: eNotated Classics
Publication date: 09/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 114,273
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Chris Thomerson grew up sailing the North Sea off the east coast of Great Britain starting in the late 1950s. His constant companion of the time was a paperback book, A Dictionary of Sailing, and he mystified his parents by quietly studying the complex rig of sailing ships from previous centuries. They were probably glad it reduced the amount of other mischief he got up to in his youth. He has since sailed small boats in French Polynesia, the Mediterranean, and up and down the west coast of Mexico and the USA, the graveyard of the Pacific. His most cherished adventures have been following the path of various explorers up the Inside Passage to Alaska, in small sailing boats. He has yet to be shipwrecked.

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The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book ! Recommend to all adventurers - armchair - wanna be's - or been there, done that. Shows what one person can do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well its att hafes res four its bwwn deserted for awhile but there is values there also dobnt get to close to the dead or eat any food down there because you will become dead are we clear leys go and avoid monsters just because im there does not .ean they wont kill you they are trained to trust no one besiides there leaders
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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