A Dictionary of Sea Quotations is an anthology of surprising breadth that is both a valuable reference work and a book to be enjoyed by all who love the sea.
Dr Edward Duyker comes from a family deeply steeped in the sea. He is the author of many books dealing with early Australian coastal exploration, including An Officer of the Blue (1994), Nature's Argonaut (1998), the award-winning Citizen Labillardi re (2003) and, most recently, Fran ois Peron (2006). In 2000 Dr Duyker was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004. Dr Duyker's passion for the sea and its literature is reflected in this unique collection of quotations gathered over many years of reading, research and travel.