Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1: International Edition by Andrew Bruce WilsonOld Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1: International Edition by Andrew Bruce Wilson

Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1: International Edition

byAndrew Bruce WilsonEditorAnita Whittle

Hardcover | January 1, 2018

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Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1 is a number #1 best selling title with over 4500 books sold Australia wide. Offered now for the first time to international audiences, this joyful collection of tall tales and stunning black and white portrait and seascape photographs is set deep in the southern seas, where the Roaring Forties batter Australia's smallest state - Tasmania. Meet tough salt encrusted sailors, fishermen and shipwrights, who have experienced high adventures across all the worlds oceans - on vessels large and small. In Book 1 you will round Cape Horn on a fully rigged Windjammer, compete in the British Three Peaks Race, craft from Huon Pine the stunning 8 meter class yacht Varg, live the life of a river rat, step in the footprints of Joshua Slocum, fish the seas and sounds of New Zealand, re-enact the 1800 voayage of Bass and Flinders and visit Hells Gates amongst other adventures.

Both Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania books, by resident author and photographer Andrew Wilson, are not only homages in words and images to his island home, they are also love letters to the sea and those that cast away their lines and set forth seeking adventure and fortune across the globe.

Coffee table books for anyone who wishes to be swept away, and a great gift for those hard to buy for fathers and sons!

 

“The internal cohesion in the work is provided by sometimes raw and powerful, sometimes ethereal and lonely black and white photographs. They are superb. Collectively, the warriors, seascapes, famous and infamous maritime locations, and the carefully chosen text create a nostalgic mood of awe and respect. This is a wonderful book to peruse, reflect and enjoy it’s precious moments of passion and pride.”

Warren Brewer, Journalist for The Read, Mercury Newspaper

For seven years Andrew Wilson travelled the coastlines, islands, ports, anchorages and boat sheds of Tasmania. His objective, to photograph and document the fascinating tales of our oldest living mariners - the Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania. Andrew's journey has resulted in the publication of two stunning coffee table books full of tall ta...
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Title:Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1: International EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:248 pages, 10.75 × 8.25 × 0.81 inShipping dimensions:10.75 × 8.25 × 0.81 inPublished:January 1, 2018Publisher:Everything EverythingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0992303656

ISBN - 13:9780992303655

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Editorial Reviews

"The internal cohesion in the work is provided by sometimes raw and powerful, sometimes ethereal and lonely black and white photographs. They are superb. Collectively, the warriors, seascapes, famous and infamous maritime locations, and the carefully chosen text create a nostalgic mood of awe and respect. This is a wonderful book to peruse, reflect and enjoy it's precious moments of passion and pride." Warren Brewer, Journalist for The Read, Mercury Newspaper "We wanted a maritime themed cover for this issue (No 75) of Tasmania 40 Degrees South to honour the wooden boat festival... Given that the book (Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania) contains some of the most beautiful maritime-themed images we have seen, we asked Andrew if we might use one for the cover of Issue 75 and use a lot more as a Portfolio spread in Issue 76." Chris Champion, Editor, Tasmania 40 Degrees South Magazine "I love the book!!! It captures the heart and soul of the Tasmanian "sea dog". I grew up on the west coast and have a deep affinity for the sea, the boats and the coast. This is a book to treasure, the world through your lens is beautiful." Kylie, Customer "The Old Sea Dog' Bob Wilson will be justly proud of his son Andrew's outstanding book of portraits and sea stories.Andrew captures the essence of these seafaring characters with his excellent black and white portraits and explains the philosophy of those who love the sea. This beautiful pictorial record of our local seafarers will end up on thousands of coffee tables." Richard Bennett, Iconic Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Photographer "I work at Peter Johnston Ship chandlers and purchased your book about 10mins after you dropped them off. Just wanted to congratulate you on an amazing job done." Brian, Customer "I am currently reading your book Old Sea Dogs. I am enjoying it very much. It brings back old memories. As a young man I was a seafarer on the Australian coast serving my apprenticeship with ANL, and later served as 3/M and 2/M on their ships. Your book brings back old memories of the Tasmania coast and the surrounding seas. I visited Tasmania many times on ANL searoad ships and sporadically on their bulk carriers. Thankyou for bringing back those memories. I am as well a passionate amateur photographer. I love the photos in the book, both the close ups and the landscapes. I appreciate too that you have chosen monochrome, as that to my mind black and white evokes so well the atmosphere of the Tasmania coast. You photos inspire me to do better myself, as a part of my photography is maritime photography, chiefly at Port Adelaide. As a kid I lived for 4 years in Tasmania in Zeehan, where on wild nights we could hear the sea, even though we lived 12 miles from the coast. So I have always felt that I am partially a Tasmanian. Good luck in your future endeavours, and a peaceful Christmas." Peter, Customer "Just received your wonderful book ,love it. Andrew my late father Roy Walters sailed Landfall back to the mainland in 1935 with a crew of mates from Royal Brighton Yacht Club, she was skippered by Bluegum Davies. Love to see the old girl still going." Peter, Customer