HOPE, Ronald. British, b. 1921. Genres: Geography, History, Travel/Exploration. Career: Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford, 1945-47; Director, Seafarers Education Service, London, 1947-76; Director, The Marine Society, 1976-86. Publications: Spare Time at Sea, 1954, rev. ed., 1974; Economic Geography, 1956, 5th ed., 1969; Dick Small in the Half-Deck (novel), 1958; Ships, 1958; The British Shipping Industry, 1959; The Shoregoer's Guide to World Ports, 1963; Introduction to the Merchant Navy, 1965, 4th ed., 1973; In Cabined Ships at Sea, 1969; The Merchant Navy, 1980; A New History of British Shipping, 1990; Poor Jack, 2001. EDITOR: The Harrap Book of Sea Verse, 1960; Seamen and the Sea, 1965; Retirement from the Sea, 1967; Voices from the Sea, 1977; John Masefield: The Sea Poems, 1978; Twenty Singing Seamen, 1979; The Seaman's World, 1982; Sea Pie, 1984. Address: 2 Park Place, Dollar FK14 7AA, Scotland.