by Noel Mostert
Macmillan, 1975, ISBN 333179234, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, pages 97-99 loose, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)
"Spawned by the relentless economics of oil, the gargantuan crude carriers called supertankers are today plying the seas in ever-growing numbers. They are by far the biggest ships ever built. Their coming has already been marked by disasters on an unprecedented scale - monster ships wrecked and disabled, exploding and sunk, oil slicks lying inches-thick upon beaches and along endless miles of sea currents.
Supership is an electrifying, absolutely sobering account of this portentous phenomenon. Superbly written, urgent in its timeliness, underlaid with moving perceptions about man's immemorial bonds to the sea and ships, it makes dramatically plain the threat the supertankers pose - to the men who sail them, to the safety of all coastal life, and most especially to the fragile, vital marine ecosystems, to the very oceans themselves."