A collection of images documenting the imagery of shipping forecasts, which have become an integral part of English culture, especially in the towns along the coast.
The volume is a re-edition of a project originally published in 1996; it contains more than 100 previously unpublished images.
Navigation forecasts, of course, exist to save lives. They warn those at sea, or about to set sail, of an approaching storm. But for most of us, at least in Britain, that strange, rhythmic language seems poetic and romantic and strangely reassuring, despite giving the idea of an island nation perpetually tossed about by wind and waves .
– Mark Power
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