Robert Foulke is Professor Emeritus at Skidmore College. He is on the advisory board of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and is the editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of Joseph Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea
Table of Contents. Preface. Acknowledgements. Chronology. 1. The Nature of Voyaging 2. Navigation and the Oral Tradition: The Odyssey 3. Voyages of Discovery: Columbus and Cook 4. The Sea Quest: Moby Dick and The Old Man and the Sea 5. Voyages of Endurance: The Nigger of Narcissus 6. Postscript: Voyage Narratives in the Twenteith-Century.