Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know were to ask. -- Oceans
Scholarship is present throughout the book and plenty of it and Professor Beck has done this superbly well. -- Dolphin Book Club News
This beautifully produced and comprehensive volume should be in any large folklore or maritime collection. -- Library Journal
From the Publisher
A superb account of the traditions and legends of the people who live by the sea; their beliefs and superstitions about boatbuilding, the weather, creatures real and legendary, the ghosts and saints and demons that surround and influence their lives.
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