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2011
Abulafia, David:
The Great Sea  - A Human History of the Mediterranean.
Allen Lane, Penguin Books, London, 2011.
Hard cover, 783 pages,black and white maps, colour plates, Further reading, Notes, Index.
Review
An incredibly detailed account of the development of navigation in the Mediterranean that establishes ship construction and sailing techniques that are the later applied by European navigators in the exploration of the Atlantic and later the mapping of the globe.



1999 
Adler, T and Lynch, Garry :
Tom Blake Surfing 1922 - 1932
T. Adler books, Santa Barbara  1999
Hard cover, 68 pages, 42 black and white/sepia photographic plates, Foreward, Notes.
Review
A portfolio selected from Tom Blake's collection, many not reproduced elsewhere, similar in format to Don James : Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume (1998)
Introduction by Sam George (reproduced from Surfer magazine), Foreward by Garry Lynch, Photogrphic Plates, and concluded by Notes by Garry Lynch.

Also see Books by Tom Blake

2002
Adler, Tom (Introduction  by George, Sam) :
Surf Life 32 to 03
Tom Adler Books, Santa Barbara, California. 2002
Hard cover, un-numbered pages (approximately 120),  colour, black and white, and sepia photographs, colour illustrations, Photographer credits.
Review
A portfolio of selected surfing images spanning 1932 to 2002, hence the sub-title.
A similar format to  Don James' Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume (1998)
A wonderful collection, many photographs previously unpublished. 
Post-1980 photographs feature a dominating number of Quicksilver related images, unsurprising since the book was apparently produced as a company promotional gift.

1994
Ahrens, Chris
 Good Things Love Water - A Collection of Surf Stories
Chubasco Publishing Company
PO Box 697 Cardiff by the Sea, California 92007  1994
Soft cover, 165 pages, 11 black and white photographs.
Review
A collection of stories, some personal experiences and others retold, covering a period from the early 1950's to early 1990's.
Several stories have Australian content, note particually Bob McTavish, pages 102, 105 and 109.

1999
Ahrens, Chris
Joyrides : Surf Stories Volume Two
Chubasco Publishing Company
PO Box 697 Cardiff by the Sea, California 92007  1999
Soft cover, 165 pages, 11 black and white photographs.
Review
A collection of stories, some personal experiences and others retold, covering a period from the early 1950's to early 1990's.

2001
Ahrens, Chris
Kelea's Gift : Surf Stories
Chubasco Publishing Company
PO Box 697 Cardiff by the Sea, California 92007  2001
Soft cover, 165 pages, 11 black and white photographs.
Review
A collection of stories, some personal experiences and others retold, covering a period from the early 1950's to early 1990's.

1996
Alderson, Wayne:
Surfing : A Beginner's Manual
Fernhurst Books
Duke's Path, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AJ, UK,1996.
Tel: 01903 882277
Soft cover, 96 pages, black and white illustrations and photographs.
Review
Basic beginners manual, from a UK perspective.
Cover photograph of Todd Prestage courtesy of Gul Wetsuits.
The board design illustrations appear to be copied from John Conway's Adventure Sports : Surfing (1988). 

2008
Alderson, Alf:
Surfing - A Beginners Guide, Second Edition. 
John Wiley and Sons Ltd.,
The  Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO 19 8SQ, England, 2008.
Soft cover, 168 pages, colour illustrations, map and photographs, Appendix: Surfing Associations, Surfspeak (Glossary).
Photographs by Sean Davey.
Review
Another basic and competent instructional guide from an UK perspective, second edition of above entry..
The board design illustrations appear to be copied from John Conway's Adventure Sports : Surfing (1988). 

2011
Alderson, Alf:
Ultimate Surfing Adventures - 100 Extraordinary Experiences in Waves
Wiley Nautical
J. Wiley &​ Sons, Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J., 2011.
Soft cover, 205 pages, colour maps and photographs.
Review
A sort of a surf guide, with various breaks, but often merely a general coastal area (for example, Victoria) listed in sections- Tropical, Temperate and Cold.
The text is brief and the quality, or relevance, of the photographs varies considerably.
The number of European breaks is, not doubt, a function of UK publication.
More a coffee-table book, a number of other guide books are far more informative.



1901
American Academy of Political and Social Science: 
America's Race Problems. 
McClure, Phillips and Co., Philadelphia, 1901.
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/details/americasraceprob00amer
Review
Extracts from T. M. Coan (Hawai'i) and Rev. C. Pierce (Phillipines), July 1901.

See Source Documents
1901 American Academy of Political and Social Science : America's Race Problems.


2011
Anderson, Simon; edited by Tim Baker:
Thrust - The Simon Anderson Story.
3 C Crown Media Group
115 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060, 2011.
Hard cover, 203 pages, black and white and colour photographs..
Review
An account of Simon Anderson's surfing career, contcntrating on the development of his Thruster design.
Edited by Tim Baker, foreward by Terry Fitzgerald, with some chapters by Hugh McLeod, Phil Jarratt and Andrew Kidman.

2012
Andon, Laura:
The Ride of Life - Learn to Stand Up for Youeself
Gobal Publishing, Victoria, Australia, 2012.
Soft cover, 280 pages, colour photographs, Glossary, Index.
Review
Surfing instruction and life-style observations from Laura, a natural foot and an experienced model.



1970
Allen, Jim:
Locked In Surfing for Life
A.S.Barnes & Co, Inc., Cranbury , New Jersey 08512  1970
Hard cover, 199 pages, 101 b/w photographs, glossary, index.
Review
A very personalised approach that concentrates on Hawaii.
Design in Chapter 8 with Australian contribution pages 127 128. 
Photographs range widely in quality and comprise about 40% of the book. 

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2006
Ashton, Paul; Cornwall, Jennifer and Salt, Annette:
Sutherland Shire - A History.
University of NSW Press
University of NSW, Sydney, NSW 2052.
Sutherland Shire Council, 2006.
Soft cover, x pages, x photographs, glossary, index.
Review

1986
Atkins, Alan (ed)
The Basics of Surfing
The Australian Surfriders Association
Shop 8, Surf Coast Plaza, Torquay, Victoria, 3228, and 
The Australian Council for Health
Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
128 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside, South Australia 5063 1986
Soft cover, 61 pages, 38 black and white photographs, 17 black and white illustrations, Resources (References). Includes 5 full page advertisements for sponsors.
Review
Very basic book with poorly reproduced photographs, all but one with uncredited riders. 
The design format results in blank paper for nearly 40% of the book. 
Chapter One on Surf Awareness most detailed and of most interest.
Note : Compiled in 1981 as a the basis for a series of surf awareness presentations to schools, a grant in 1985 from the Australian Sports Commission financed publication and an accompanying slide kit for teachers and coaches

2005
Aughton, Peter :
The Fatal Voyage - Captain Cook's Last Journey
Arris Publishing Ltd
12 Main Street, Adlestrop, Moreton in Marsh
Gloustershire GL56 0YN.  2005.
www.arisbooks.com
Hard cover, 203 pages, colour plates, black and white plates, black and white maps, References and Notes, Index.
Review

2013
Australian Geographic

Australia's Coast (2nd Editon)
 Explore Australia Publishing, Hardie-Grant Publishing, Australia, 2004 

Soft cover, 288 pages, Index.
Review
An extremely basic overview of the Best Beaches and Coastal Areas Around the Country.


1963
The Australian Surfing Kit Company: 

How to make Your Own Surfboard.
The Australian Surfing Kit Company, 
6 Mount Strreet North Sydney, N.S.W., 
 Box 3883 G.P.O., Sydney, N.S.W., circa 1963.
Soft cover, black and white illustrations, unpaginated.
Review.
A detailed construction manual for the buiding of fibreglassed balsa wood or foam core surfboards.
There is a very brief, but informative history of surfboards in Australia.

See Source Documents
How to make Your Own Surfboard.

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