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ternational legal ramifications and guidelines for developing sensible commercial enterprises in our oceans . Inevitab ly, lifestyle changes will occur in fishing communities and coastal areas. Though transition often brings about short-term conflict , the author is devoted to the long-run potential of aquaculture as a resource for the entire world population. Her book makes engrossing reading and is splendidly illustrated with photographs from around the world . NP Whales, Giants of the Sea, by Katherine D. Marko, illustrated by Bettye Rene Beach (Nashville, Abington, 1980, 30 pp., illus., $5.95). Writer Marko and illustrator Beach have combined their talents and come up with a short, well done-and pointedchildren 's book about the behemoths of the sea. It touches on their probable evolutio n, how and why they were hunted, their habits, and how, if the laws are obeyed, they will be around for a long time. Yes, all that in 30 pages! I read the book to my child ren (ages 3 and 5) and they both enjoyed and, I think, learned from it-which is the whole idea. MICHAEL GILLEN Yachts and Yachting by Vanderdecken, facsimi le of 1873 edition, introduction by Joh n Leather (London, Scolar Press, 1979, 391 pp., illus., $60). Despite its steep price, this is an excellent selection for anyone interested in the classic sailing yacht of a century ago. An ancestor volume to L.F. Herreshoff's The Common Sense of Yacht Design (and perhaps equally controversial in some of its recommendations!) the work delves into design and construction from keel to masthead. Valuable sketches illustrate the first third of the book but unfortunately there are fewer as you get on, leadi ng to some difficulty for the present-day reader. -who, however, will remain fascinated if he is a traditional yacht owner or aficionado . ERIC RUSSELL T he Mariner's Pocket Companion, by Wallace E. Tobin Ill (Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, rev. ed . I 974, IOI pp., $6.50). This invaluable guide for deck officers and crew is one that anyone, experienced or otherwise, will find comforting to have available when in charge of handling both routine and unusual situations afloat. A major ingredient of its clarity is that the author makes very few assumptions. For example, when he presents a geometric formula he spells out what all the little letters mean in plain English and tells you how to use it. Definitely a 4.0 book. ERIC RUSSELL

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