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Abulafia, David
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans. Penguin Books, 2019

Abulafia, David
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean, 2011, 2014. Penguin Books, 2014

Ackroyd, Peter
The Fall of Troy, 2006. Vintage Books, 2007

Adler, Antony
Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear and Science at Sea. Harvard University Press, 2019

Aitken, Molly
The Island Child. Canongate, 2020

Alexander, Caroline
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War, 2009. Penguin Books, 2010

Anderson, Tom
Grey Skies, Green Waves: A Surfer’s Journey Around the UK and Ireland. Summersdale, 2010

Apollodorus
The Library of Greek Mythology
Translation by Robin Hard, 1997. Oxford University Press, 2008

Aridjis, Chloe
Sea Monsters. Chatto & Windus, 2019

Ash, Lamorna
Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020

Atkins, William
The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places. Faber & Faber, 2018

Atkins, William
The Moor: A Journey into the English Wilderness. Faber & Faber, 2014

Auden, W. H.
The Enchafèd Flood: or, The Romantic Iconography of the Sea. Faber & Faber,  1950

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Baird, Julia
Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark. Fourth Estate, 2020

Banville, John
The Sea. Picador, 2005

Barkham, Patrick
Coastlines: The Story of our Shore. Granta, 2015

Barkham, Patrick
Islander: A Journey Around our Archipelago. Granta, 2017

Barry, Kevin
Night Boat to Tangier. Canongate, 2019

Beaulieu, Marie-Claire
The Sea in the Greek Imagination. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015

Bender, Bert
Sea-Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present, 1988. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988

Berwald, Juli
Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone, 2017. Black Inc., 2018

Beston, Henry
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Code, 1928, 1949. St. Martin’s Griffin, 1988

Blaxland, Juliet
The Easternmost House: A Year of Life on the Edge of England. Sandstone Press, 2019

Bonnett, Alastair
Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Islands and Our Search for New Utopias. Aurum Press, 2017

Bouchard, Roxanne
We Were the Salt of the Sea, 2014. Translation by David Warriner, 2017. Orenda Books, 2018

Bradfield, Elizabeth
Toward Antarctica: An Exploration. Boreal Books, 2019

Bramwell, David & Tinsley, Jo
The Odysseum: Strange Journeys that Obliterated Convention. Brewer’s, 2018

Breverton, Terry
Breverton’s Nautical Curiosities: A Book of the Sea. Quercus, 2010

Brodsky, Joseph
Watermark: An Essay on Venice, 1992. Penguin Books, 2013

Brooke, Michael
Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds. Princeton University Press, 2018

Brontë, Emily
Poems from the Moor. Alma Classics, 2018

Brower, Kenneth
The Starship & the Canoe, 1978. Harper & Row, 1983

Brunner, Bernd
The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium, 2003. Translation by Ashley Marc Slapp, 2005. Reaktion Books, 2011

Buzbee, Lewis
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History. Graywolf Press, 2006

Buzbee, Lewis
Steinbeck’s Ghost. Feiwel and Friends, 2008

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Cahill, Thomas
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter, 2013. Anchor Books, 2014

Carson, Rachel L.
The Sea Around Us, 1951. Mentor Books, 1954

Carson, Rachel L.
The Edge of the Sea, 1955. Mariner Books, 1998

Chatwin, Bruce
The Songlines, 1987. Vintage, 1998

Chatwin, Bruce
Far Journeys: Photographs and Notebooks. Viking, 1993

Clare, Horatio
Sicily: through writer’s eyes. Eland London, 2006

Clare, Horatio
Down to the Sea in Ships. Chatto & Windus, 2014

Clare, Horatio
Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North. Chatto & Windus, 2017

Codd, Georgie
We Swim to the Shark: Overcoming Fear One Fish at a Time. Little, Brown & Company, 2020

Cockayne, Angela & Hoare, Philip
Dominion: A Whale Symposium. Bath Spa University, 2012

Connelly, Charlie
The Channel: The Remarkable Men and Women Who Made It the Most Fascinating Waterway in the World. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020

Connelly, Charlie
Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast. Little, Brown, 2004

Conrad, Joseph
The Mirror of the Sea, 1906. Bravo Ebooks, 2016

Conrad, Joseph
Tales of Unrest, 1898. Alma Classics, 2018

Coolidge, Olivia
Marathon Looks on the Sea. Houghton Mifflin Company Boston, 1967

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Davies, Catrina
Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed. Riverrun, 2019

Dawson, Jill
White Fish With Painted Nails. Slow Dance Press, 1994

Dawson, Jill
Watch Me Disappear. Sceptre, 2006

Daykin, Chloe
Fish Boy, 2017. Faber & Faber, 2018

Dee, Tim
Landfill. Little Toller, 2018

Dee, Tim; edited by
Ground Work: Writings on Places and People. Jonathan Cape London, 2018

Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe, 1719. Alma Classics, 2015

Dennis, Jerry
The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes, 2011. The University of Michigan Press, 2012

Donwood, Stanley
Bad Island. Penguin, 2020

Dunnett, Alastair
The Canoe Boys: The First Epic Scottish Sea Journey by Kayak, 1950. Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd., 2019

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Eden, Caroline
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes Through Darkness and Light. Quadrille Publishing, 2018

Edgecombe, Jennifer
The Grief of the Sea. Broken Sleep Books, 2020

Ellis, Clarence
The Pebbles on the Beach. Faber & Faber, 1954

Ellis, Clarence
The Pebbles on the Beach, 1954. Faber & Faber, 2018

Eskridge, Robert Lee
Umi: The Hawaiian Boy Who Became a King, 1936. Echo Point Books & Media, 2017

Evans, Suzannah V.
Marine Objects. Guillemot Press, 2020

Evans, Suzannah V.
Some Language. Guillemot Press, 2020

Everyman’s Pocket Classics
Stories of the Sea. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

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ffrench Richard
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Harrowood Books, 1980

The Fife Psychogeographical Collective
From Hill to Sea: Dispatches from the Fife Psychogeographical Collective. Bread and Circuses, 2015

Finnegan, William
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Corsair, 2015

Fredston, Jill
Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge. North Point Press, 2001

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Gange, David
The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian’s Journey from Shetland to the Channel. William Collins, 2019

Gaw, Matt
A Journey into Light. Elliott & Thompson, 2020

Gillespie, Sarah & Reason, Peter
On Presence: Essays | Drawings. The Letter Press, 2019

Goodell, Jeff
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, 2017. Back Bay Books, 2018

Gooley, Tristan
How To Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea. Sceptre, 2016

Gowar, Imogen Hermes
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. Penguin Random House, 2018

Gunn, Neil M.
The Silver Darlings, 1941. Faber & Faber, 1969

Guttridge, Leonard F.
Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2000

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Hallowell, Gerald
The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic, 1926 and 1927. Nimbus Publishing, 2013

Hannah, Jonny
Greetings from Darktown: An Illustrator’s Miscellany. Merrell, 2014

Hamilton-Paterson, James
Playing with Water: Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island. Macmillan London, 1987

Hamilton-Paterson, James
Seven-Tenths: The Sea and its Thresholds. Hutchinson London, 1992

Harman, Claire
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography, 2005. Harper Perennial, 2006

Harvey, Samantha
The Western Wind. Vintage, 2018

Hass, Robert; edited by
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson & Issa. The Ecco Press, 1994

Hau’ofa, Epeli
We Are the Ocean: Selected Works. University of Hawai’i Press, 2008

Haynes, Natalie
A Thousand Ships. Mantle, 2019

Heat-Moon, William Least
River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999

Hegarty, Neil
Inch Levels, 2016. Head of Zeus, 2018

Hemingway, Ernest
The Old Man and The Sea, 1952. Vintage, 2000

Henderson, Caspar
A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels. Granta Books, 2017

Hoare, Philip
Leviathan or, The Whale, 2008. Fourth Estate, 2009

Hoare, Philip
The Sea Inside, 2013. Fourth Estate, 2014

Hoare, Philip
RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR. Fourth Estate, 2017

Hoare, Philip & Cockayne, Angela
Dominion: A Whale Symposium. Bath Spa University, 2012

Hoffman, Julian
Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places. Penguin Books, 2019

Homer
The Iliad. Translation by Caroline Alexander. Ecco, 2015

Hosseini, Khaled
Sea Prayer. Bloomsbury, 2018

Hudston, Sara
Islomania. Agre Books, 2000

Hughes, Sef
Salt Water: and other short stories, 2019

Huelle, Paweł
Cold Sea Stories, 2008. Translation by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Comma Press, 2012

Hunt, Nick
Where the Wild Winds are: Walking Europe’s Winds from Pennines to Provence. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2017

Hunt, Samantha
The Seas. Picador, 2006

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James, Jon
An Observer’s Book of Birds. Felin Press, 2018

Jarman, Derek
Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, 1991. Vintage, 2018

Jeffers, Oliver
The Fate of Fausto. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2019

Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua
Island People: The Caribbean and the World. Canongate, 2016

Jerome K. Jerome
Thee Men in a Boat, 1889. Three Men on the Bummel, 1900. Alma Classics, 2018

Jones, Cynan
Cove. Granta, 2016

Jones, Cynan
Everything I Found on the Beach, 2011. Granta, 2014

Joso, Jayne
From Seven to the Sea. Seren, 2019

Joyce, James
Ulysses, 1922. Oxford University Press, 2008

Joyce, James
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916. Penguin Books, 2013

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Kaivo, Jenne
Poems Mostly of the Sea. Independently published, 2019

Kassinger, Ruth
Bloom: From Food to Fuel, the Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World. Elliott&Thompson, 2019

Kauffmann, Jean-Paul
A Journey To Nowhere: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Courland, 2009. Translation by Euan Cameron. Maclehose Press, 2012

King, Richard J.
Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick. The University of Chicago Press, 2019

Kingshill, Sophia
Mermaids. Little Toller, 2015

Klein, Bernhard & Mackenthun, Gesa; edited by
Sea Changed: Historicizing the Ocean. Routledge, 2014

Knight, Gavin
The Swordfish and the Star: Life on Cornwall’s Most Treacherous Stretch of Coast, 2016. Vintage, 2017

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Laing, Olivia
To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface. Canongate, 2011

Lawrence, D. H.
Sea and Sardinia, 1921. Penguin Books, 1999

Le Bas, Damian
The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain, 2018. Vintage, 2019

Le Fleming, H. M.
Foreign Coastal and Short Sea Freighters. Ian Allan Ltd. 1960

Lewis-Jones, Huw
The Sea Journal: Seafarer’s Sketchbooks. Thames & Hudson, 2019

Lindberg, Anne Morrow
Gift From The Sea, 1955, 1975. Pantheon Books, 1997

Lingard, Ann
Seaside Pleasures. Littoralis Press, 2003

Liptrot, Amy
The Outrun. Canongate, 2015

Lopez, Barry
Horizon. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019

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Macfarlane, Robert
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. Penguin Books, 2012

Macfarlane, Robert
Underland. Penguin Books, 2019

Mack, John
The Sea: A Cultural History, 2011. Reaktion Books, 2014

Mackenthun, Gesa & Klein, Bernhard; edited by
Sea Changed: Historicizing the Ocean. Routledge, 2014

Madge, Tim
The Last Hero Bill Tilman: A Biography of the Explorer. Hodder & Stoughton, 1995

Mahaffy, John P.
Social Life in Greece: From Homer to Menander, 1874. Forgotten Books, 2015

Martin, Andy
Walking on Water. John Murray, 1991

Martin, Andy
Stealing the Wave: The Epic Struggle Between Ken Bradshaw and Mark Foo. Bloomsbury, 2007

Marsden, Philip
The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination. Granta, 2019

Matthiessen, Peter
Far Tortuga, 1975. Vintage, 1988

McCann, Joy
Wild Sea: A History of the Souther Ocean, 2018. The University of Chicago Press, 2019

McCune, Zack
The Wet Book of Water Spirits. FLNR, 2019

Melville, Herman
Moby-Dick or, The Whale, 1851. Penguin Books, 2013

Mentz, Steve
Ocean. Object Lessons. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Mentz, Steve
Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies and Globalization, 1550–1719. University of Minnesota Press, 2015

Mentz, Steve, edited by
Oceanic New York. Punctum Books, 2015

Mentz, Steve
At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean. Continuum, 2009

Miller, Andy
The Year of Reading Dangerously. Fourth Estate, 2014

Miller, Madeline
Circe, 2018. Bloomsbury, 2019

Morton, Timothy
Being Ecological. Pelican Books, 2018

Murdoch, Iris
The Sea, The Sea, 1978. Vintage, 1999

Murdoch, Iris
The Unicorn, 1963. Vintage, 2000

More, Thomas
Utopia: The Island of Nowhere, 1516. Translated by Roger Clarke, 2017. Alma Classics, 2017

Moss, Sarah
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland, 2012. Granta, 2013

Moss, Sarah
The Tidal Zone. Granta, 2016

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Nancollas, Tom
Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet. Particular Books, 2018

Naslund, Sena Jeter
Ahab’s Wife or, The Star-Gazer, 1999. The Women’s Press, 2001

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee
Oceanic. Copper Canyon Press, 2018

Nicolov, Sophia
Whale Encounters. Leeds & Hull, 2019

Nicolson, Adam
The Seabird’s Cry. William Collins, 2017

Nicolson, Adam
The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters. William Collins, 2014

Nicolson, Adam
Seamanship: A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles. HarperCollinsPublishers, 2004

Nicolson, Adam
Sea Room, 2001. HarperCollinsPublishers, 2002

Niven, Jennifer
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic, 2003. Hachette Books, 2015

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Opaleke, Bola
Skeleton of a Ruined Song. Ice Floe Press, 2019

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Paine, Lincoln
The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, 2013. Atlantic Books, 2015

Philbrick, Nathaniel
In the Heart of the Sea, 2000. William Collins, 2015

Pigafetta, Antonio. Magellan’s Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First Navigation. Translated and edited by R.A. Skelton. Yale University Press, 1969

Poulain, Catherine
Woman at Sea, 2016. Translated from French by Adriana Hunter. Jonathan Cape, 2018

Pollard, Justin & Reid, Howard
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern World. Penguin Books, 2006

Proulx, Annie E.
The Shipping News, 1993. Fourth Estate, 1994

Pye, Michael
The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are, 2014. Penguin Books, 2015

Pyenson, Nick
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures. Viking, 2018

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Raban, Jonathan; edited by
The Oxford Book of the Sea. Oxford University Press, 1992

Raban, Jonathan
Coasting, 1986. Pan Books, 1987

Raban, Jonathan
Bad Land: An American Romance, 1996. Picador, 1997

Raban, Jonathan
Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings. Vintage Departures, 1999

Raine, David
The Big Whizzo. Brown Dog Books, 2018

Reason, Peter & Gillespie, Sarah
On Presence: Essays | Drawings. The Letter Press, 2019

Reid, Howard & Pollard, Justin
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern World. Penguin Books, 2006

Reid, Joshua L.
The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime Wold of the Makahs. Yale Univerisity Press, 2015

Reinhart, Matthew & Sabuda, Robert
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters. Candlewick, 2006

Richards, Dan
Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth. Canongate, 2019

Roberts, James & Richardson, Susan, edited by
DRFITFISH: A Zoomorphic Anthology, 2016

Rood, Tim
The Sea! The Sea! The Shout of the Ten Thousand in the Modern Imagination, 2004. Duckworth Overlook, 2005

Rozwadowski, Helen M.
Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans. Reaktion Books, 2018

Runcie, Charlotte
Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea. Canongate, 2019

Rutt, Stephen
Wintering: A Season With Geese, 2019. Elliott & Thompson, 2020

Rutt, Stephen
The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds. Elliott&Thompson, 2019

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Sabuda, Robert & Reinhart, Matthew
Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters. Candlewick, 2006

Scales, Helen
Poseidon’s Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality. Gotham Books, 2009

Scales, Helen
Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells. Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015

Scales, Helen
Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything. Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018

Scarpa, Tiziano
Venice Is A Fish: A Cultural Guide, 2000. Translation by Shaun Whiteside.
Serpent’s Tail, 2008

Sebald, W. G.
The Rings of Saturn, 1995. Translation by Michael Hulse, 1998. The Harvill Press, 1999

Sem-Sandberg, Steve
The Tempest, 2006. Translation by Anna Paterson, 2019

Sepetys, Ruta
Salt to the Sea. Penguin Books, 2016

Severin, Tim
The Sinbad Voyage. Hutchinson, 1982

Severin, Tim
The Jason Voyage: The Quest for the Golden Fleece, 1985. Arrow Books, 1986

Severin, Tim
The Ulysses Voyage, 1987. Arrow Books, 1988

Severin, Tim
The Spice Islands Voyage, 1997. Carroll & Graf, 2000

Severin, Tim
In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale. Little, Brown and Company, 1999

Severin, Tim
Seeking Robinson Crusoe. Macmillan, 2002

Sherman, D.R.
Brothers of the Sea. Heinemann Educational Books, 1972

Sora, Steven
The Truth of the Sea Gods: The War against the Goddess Hidden in Homer’s Tales. Destiny Books, 2007

Sprackland, Jean
Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach. Jonathan Cape, 2012

Stevenson, Robert Louis
Treasure Island, 1882. Artia, 1967

Stevenson, Robert Louis
New Arabian Nights, 1882. Alma Classics, 2015

Streetly, Joanna
Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast. Caitlin Press, 2018

Swift, Jonathan
Gulliver’s Travels, 1723. Alma Classics, 2019

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Taylor, Sara
The Shore. William Heinemann, 2015

Temple, Philip
The Sea and the Snow. Cassell Australia, 1966

Tesdell, Diana Secker; edited by
Everyman’s Pocket Classics: Stories of the Sea. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

Thompson, Alice
Burnt Island. Salt Publishing, 2013

Thompson, Christina
Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific. William Collins, 2019

Thompson, Christina
Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story, 2008. Bloomsbury, 2009

Thompson, Harry
This Thing of Darkness. Headline Review, 2005

Thomson, David
The People of the Sea, 1954. Canongate, 2017

Tinsley, Jo & Bramwell, David
The Odysseum: Strange Journeys that Obliterated Convention. Brewer’s, 2018

Trethewey, Laura
The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories From a Changing Sea. Pegasus Books, 2019

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Voss, John Claus
The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss. Mariners Library. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955

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Wainwright, Jean; edited by
Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea. John Hansard Gallery & SeaCity Museum, Southampton, 2018

Ward, Nick (with Sinead O’Brien)
Left for Dead: The 1979 Fastnet Race – One Man’s Epic Story of Survival, 2007. Adlar Coles, 2018

Wardle, Diana & K.A.
Cities of Legends: The Mycenaean World, 1997. Bristol Classical Press, 2004

Wells, H.G.
The Island of Dr Moreau, 1896. Alma Classics, 2018

Weymouth, Adam
King of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey, 2018. Penguin Books, 2019

White, Jonathan
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Trinity University Press, 2017

Wilson-Lee, Edward
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library. Scribner, 2019

Winn, Raynor
The Salt Path. Michael Joseph, Penguin Books, 2018

Winchester, Simon
Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, 2010. Harper Press, 2011

Winton, Tim
Land’s Edge: A Coastal Memoir, 1993. Picador, 2012

Winton, Tim
Breath. Picador, 2008

Wood, Lucy
Diving Belles. Bloomsbury, 2012

Wood, Lucy
Weathering. Bloomsbury, 2015

Wood, Lucy
The Sing of the Shore. Fourth Estate, 2018

Woolet, Lisa
Sea Journal, 2016. Zart Books, 2020

Woolf, Virginia
To The Lighthouse, 1927. Oxford University Press, 2008

Woolf, Virginia
The Waves, 1931. Vintage Classics, 2000

Winn, Raynor
The Salt Path. Penguin Books, 2018

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Yogis, Jaimal
All our Waves are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride. Harper Wave, 2017

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