William Crawford is known to thousands of shipmasters and officers as a teacher and as author of nautical texts that have been selections of national book clubs. Now retired from full-time teaching, he is still an active staff member of Crawford Nautical School in Seattle and in 2010 his first novel, The Lake, was published. More detail on Crawford's World will be found on his website, www.williampcrawford.com.
Also in 2010 he was chosen Maritime Person of the Year by The Council of American Master Mariners, Seattle/Pacific Area Chapter and the citation read in part
"Captain Crawford is being recognized for his distinguished career in maritime training. In his books and in class he has role-modeled a uniquely enjoyable teaching method that focuses on relevant subject matter along with a touch of whimsy."
Mariner's Weather reflects that uniquely enjoyable method and has become a classic. Understanding basics is what the book is all about and from this 2011 reissue readers will gain the same understanding of fundamentals received by thousands in the past.