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Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0451527593
March 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Richard Henry Dana Jr.: Two Years Before the Mast and Other Voyages
Richard Dana
1931082839
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume collects three sea-going travel narratives by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., that span 25 years of maritime history, from the age of sail to the age of steam.

Suffering from persistent weakness in his eyes, Dana left Harvard at age 19 and sailed from Boston in 1834 as a common seaman. Two Years Before the Mast (1840) is the classic account of his voyages around Cape Horn and time ashore in California in the decade before the Gold Rush. Written with an unprecedented realism that challenged the romanticism of previous maritime literature, Dana's narrative vividly portrays the daily routines and hardships of life at sea, the capriciousness and brutality of merchant ship captains and officers, and the beauty and danger of the southern oceans in winter. Included in an appendix is "Twenty-Four Years...


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
0375757945
October 2001
Paperback
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Before the Wind: True Stories about Sailing
David Gowdey
0070237565
February 1994
Paperback
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Review
Bay & Delta Yachtsman : ``Even if you're not a sailor, you'll love these classic sea tales. I couldn't put this book down.''
The Ensign : ``It would take many hours of intense research to find better true stories than those Gowdey has chosen.''

The Ensign
"It would take many hours of intense research to find better true stories than those Gowdey has chosen."

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The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
048629918X
Nov 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
A rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century, newly restored to print from an 1879 edition. The author of Two Years Before the Mast outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Includes a glossary of sea terms.


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0140390081
December 1981
Paperback
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Two Years Before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0786108681
Oct 1995
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Richard Henry Dana
Charles Francis Adams
0781214084
September 1989
Library Binding
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Multicultural Assessment
Richard Henry Dana
080585200X
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Psychologists throughout the world are being asked to assess an increasingly diverse clientele: immigrants, refugees, second and third generations still influenced by different cultures and languages, and indigenous peoples now moving towards the mainstream. Most are ill-equipped by training and experience to understand, assess, and subsequently treat such clients competently and ethically. Virtually all agree on the need for culture-sensitive assessment, but it has proven difficult to provide adequate services, despite good intentions and funding. Too often, clients who may have different worldview and health-illness beliefs are marginalized. For many reasons, standard assessment instruments designed, researched, and normed on a few groups in the United States--the MMPI-2, the Rorschach, and the TAT--are used as...


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0781226139
January 1992
Library Binding
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0899664261
May 1996
Hardcover
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Multicultural Assessment
Richard Henry Dana
0805856501
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Psychologists throughout the world are being asked to assess an increasingly diverse clientele: immigrants, refugees, second and third generations still influenced by different cultures and languages, and indigenous peoples now moving towards the mainstream. Most are ill-equipped by training and experience to understand, assess, and subsequently treat such clients competently and ethically. Virtually all agree on the need for culture-sensitive assessment, but it has proven difficult to provide adequate services, despite good intentions and funding. Too often, clients who may have different worldview and health-illness beliefs are marginalized. For many reasons, standard assessment instruments designed, researched, and normed on a few groups in the United States--the MMPI-2, the Rorschach, and the TAT--are used as...


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
1404335064
December 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Two Years Before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
0808577158
Mar 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...


Two Years before the Mast
Richard Henry Dana
1860154344
January 2003
Audio
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Review
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of...

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