Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Facing the Ocean

Cunliffe, Barry, Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and its Peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp600 inc. illustrations. New Hardback. Dustjacket.

This beautiful hardcover book weighs almost a whopping 1.9 kg and it's a gift from an elderly gentleman who has one of the largest private collections of books in Singapore.

I was fortunate to visit his home for the first time last week, and to browse through his remarkable library of about 40,000 books. Upon departure, I was pleased to receive this book as a gift from this kind gentleman.