Strong will required
An 8,500-mile voyage by an adventurous bluewater sailor evolves into a test of the skipper’s mettle and his family’s resolve in “The Other Side of the Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage,” by Sprague Theobald (Smith Publicity, $18.93 hardcover on Amazon, $7.99 Kindle).
Paintings of saltwater fish
Renowned naturalist, artist and angler James Prosek captures 35 of the most pursued fish, from striped bass to swords, in beautifully detailed watercolor paintings in “Ocean Fishes” (Rizzoli, $27.20 hardcover, Amazon).
The loss of the Bounty
The sinking of the tall ship Bounty, the replica used in the 1962 Hollywood film “Mutiny on the Bounty,” is recounted with suspense and drama by Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell in “Rescue of the Bounty” (Scribner, $25 hardcover).
A vicarious adventure
Fans of author-turned-sailor Sandra Clayton love her evocatively descriptive narratives that allow readers to see the world through her eyes.
“A Thousand Miles From Anywhere” (Adlard Coles Nautical, $13.99 paperback, $10.49 Kindle) chronicles the third leg of her and David Clayton’s post-retirement voyage, sailing across the Atlantic and throughout the Caribbean. Following “Dolphins Under My Bed” and “Turtles in Our Wake,” this third travelogue details places they visited, the people they met and the humor that helps them through some tricky situations.
April 2014 issue
On sailing and seamanship
“The Annapolis Book of Seamanship” (Fourth Edition, Simon & Schuster, $49.99 hardcover) by John Rousmaniere, with illustrator Mark Smith, is essential reading for both novice and seasoned sailors.
First published in 1983, it remains the definitive guide to sailing, and this latest edition has many updates and new sections, including a discussion of paper charts vs. digital data and developments in techniques and technologies, from anchoring to safety gear. There’s something for everyone in its 403 content-packed pages.
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