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There are many things to take into consideration during nocturnal navigation.  The dangers are manifold and, as Foghorn writes, “it is always a victory to see the dawn” (154).  Not only are there many dangerous sea animals (Mountebank, When jellyfishes 6), but the forces of nature “are such as to imperil even the seasoned sailor” (Sloop 54).


Foghorn, Henry.  Sailing at night: a practical guide.  Cardiff: Bluestone, 1992.
Mountebank, Willow.  ‘Minor nocturnal algaes of the Pacific Northwest.’  Journal of Marine Life.  Volume 18, issue 3, August 2010.  112-185.
Mountebank, Willow.  When jellyfishes attack.  London: Norgate, 2004.
Sloop, William, and Richard Clipper.  ‘Withstanding the elements.’  Life of the modern sailor.  ed. Georgiana Frigateson.  Chicago: Foundry House, 1978.  54-79.

Sailing at night (Henry Foghorn)

This is a general guide to help you compose your bibliography.  Remember that the purpose of a bibliography is to help other scholars track down your sources.  The basic pattern is as follows.
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The Arval Brethren were one of eldest of the many priestly colleges of the religion of the Ancient Roman state, tending to the cult of dea Dia, a nature-goddess, and of the ancestors so as to ensure a good harvest. During the reign of the emperor Augustus, the college was used as a tool of imperial unity and control. The term ‘arval’ comes from ‘arvum’, which means ‘a ploughed field’, and reflects their agricultural origin.

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