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1 ARMS, Myron Cathedral of the World: Sailing Notes for a Blue Planet. in dj.
Doubleday, 1999, ISBN:0385492693 
ARMS, Myron. Cathedral of the World : Sailing Notes for a Blue Planet. NY: Doubleday, (1999). Pp 171. 8vo, blue spine with blue boards. "The curved lines of a sailing ship resemble the inverted dome of a great cathedral, surrounded not by soot-covered buildings and crowded streets but by a vast liquid wilderness. This physical and symbolic connection is at the thematic heart of Cathedral of the World, a collection of essays in which writer and professional small-boat sailor Myron Arms sets out on a journey both physicaland spiritual, seeking to explore what he calls 'the primal spaces' and to articulate the sailor's age-old quest to understand his world and himself. " -from the dj. Vg in dj. 20.00

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2 ARMS, Myron Riddle of the Ice : A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic. in dj.
Doubleday, New York, 1998, ISBN:0385490925 
ARMS, Myron. Riddle of the Ice : A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic. New York : Doubleday, (1998). Pp 267 + [8] pp plates. Illustrated with maps to text. 8vo, black cloth spine with dark grey paper covered boards. "[...] this nautical adventure aboard a fifty-foot sailboat charts the bleakest and most awesome landscape on our planet - and one man's fierce will to understand it. By any account, the impenetrable barrier of the sea ice that blocked the Brendan's Isle halfway up the Labrador coast should not have been there in July, in what was one of the hottest summers on record a few hundred miles to the south. Frustrated and mystified at having to turn back so early in his 1991 northbound voyage, sailor Myron Arms became determined to explain the unsettling anomaly. Three years later, having pursued this obsession from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Observatory to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Arms took his fifty-foot sailboat and a small crew back up the coast to test his ideas - this time making it past the Arctic Circle." - from the dust jacket. Previous name, else vg in dj. 20.00

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3 ARMS, Myron Riddle of the Ice : A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic. inscribed in dj.
Doubleday, New York, 1998, ISBN:0385490925 
ARMS, Myron. Riddle of the Ice : A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic. New York : Doubleday, (1998). Pp. (12),[xiii]-xvii,(3),[3]-267, + [8] pp plates. Illustrated with maps to text. 8vo, black cloth spine with dark grey paper covered boards. "[...] this nautical adventure aboard a fifty-foot sailboat charts the bleakest and most awesome landscape on our planet - and oneman's fierce will to understand it. By any account, the impenetrable barri er of the sea ice that blocked the Brendan's Isle halfway up the Labrador coast should not have been there in July, in what was one of the hottest summers on record a few hundred miles to the south. Frustrated and mystified at having to turn back so early in his 1991 northbound voyage, sailor Myron Arms became determined to explain the unsettling anomaly. Three years later, having pursued this obsession from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Observatory to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Arms took his fifty-foot sailboat and a small crew back up the coast to test his ideas - this time making it past the Arctic Circle." - from the dust jacket. Vg in dj. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title leaf. 22.00

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4 ARMS, Myron Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, Hinesburg, VT, 2004, ISBN:0942679296 
ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. (Hinesburg, VT) : Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, September 15, 2004. First Edition. Pp (14),[5]-242,(4) + 8-page central photosection. 8vo, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "As the last of the northern cod disappeared from the fishing banks of eastern North America d uring the waning years of the twentieth century, more than just fish faced the threat of extinction. In communities all around the island of Newfoundland, thousands of fishermen and their families suddenly found themselves confronted by a similar threat. Servants of the Fish is the story of these people - at once the perpetrators and the victims of an event that some have termed the greatest ecological disaster of the modern era. Set in the context of a sailing voyage around the island of Newfoundland, it is a story of loss and dislocation, yet as the voyage evolves, it also become a story of heroism, simple kindness, and the distinctly human capacity to survive in the face of seemingly impossibe odds. As he did in his best-selling Riddle of the Ice, author Arms employs the drama of the voyage to bring readers face to face with the people and the geography of the tale he tells. It is thetale of a particular time and place. Yet it is also an allegory of sorts - about predators and prey, about greed and denial, and about our collective ability as human beings to destroy natural systems once thought to be infinite. " -from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. Port aux Basques; 2. Cabot Strait; 3. Cow Head; 4. Port au Choix; 5. St. John Bay; 6. Flower Cove; 7. Battle Harbor; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Williamsport; 10. La Scie; 11. Fortune Harbor; 12. Seldom Come By; 13. Catalina; 14. St. John's; 15. La Polle. With epilogue, notes and bibliography. Gift inscription on title-page, else very good industjacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "With best wishes - / Myron Arms". 30.00

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5 ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. First Edition in dustjacket. Signed without inscription.
Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, Hinesburg, VT, 2004, ISBN:0942679296 
ARMS, Myron. Servants of the Fish : A Portrait of Newfoundland after the Great Cod Collapse. (Hinesburg, VT) : Upper Access, Inc., Book Publishers, September 15, 2004. First Edition. Pp (14),[5]-242,(4) + 8-page central photosection. 8vo, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "As the last of the northern cod disappeared from the fishing banks of eastern North America d uring the waning years of the twentieth century, more than just fish faced the threat of extinction. In communities all around the island of Newfoundland, thousands of fishermen and their families suddenly found themselves confronted by a similar threat. Servants of the Fish is the story of these people - at once the perpetrators and the victims of an event that some have termed the greatest ecological disaster of the modern era. Set in the context of a sailing voyage around the island of Newfoundland, it is a story of loss and dislocation, yet as the voyage evolves, it also become a story of heroism, simple kindness, and the distinctly human capacity to survive in the face of seemingly impossibe odds. As he did in his best-selling Riddle of the Ice, author Arms employs the drama of the voyage to bring readers face to face with the people and the geography of the tale he tells. It is thetale of a particular time and place. Yet it is also an allegory of sorts - about predators and prey, about greed and denial, and about our collective ability as human beings to destroy natural systems once thought to be infinite. " -from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. Port aux Basques; 2. Cabot Strait; 3. Cow Head; 4. Port au Choix; 5. St. John Bay; 6. Flower Cove; 7. Battle Harbor; 8. St. Anthony; 9. Williamsport; 10. La Scie; 11. Fortune Harbor; 12. Seldom Come By; 13. Catalina; 14. St. John's; 15. La Polle. With epilogue, notes and bibliography. Very good in dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 30.00

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