Don't shoot the albatross! : nautical myths and superstitions / Jonathan Eyers.

Author
Published
  • London : Adlard Coles Nautical 2012
Physical description
1 online resource (132 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-4081-5897-3
  • 1-283-71404-3
  • 1-4081-3213-3
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; Boatbuilding; Naming and Launching; Before Casting Off; Setting Sail; On Passage; Signs and Portents at Sea; Weather; Animals; Food and Fishing; If All Else Fails...; Acknowledgements; eCopyright
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Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
  • UK eLD e-books
Language
  • English
Internet Resources

Summary

  • Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion. Many of these superstitions have refused to go away and quite a few have entered the general public consciousness. Some are amusing in their own right, others have fascinating origins, whilst for many there are bizarre anecdotal incidents which would ap

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