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A sea of words : a lexicon and companion for Patrick O'Brian's seafaring tales

Author: Dean King; John B Hattendorf; J Worth Estes
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Third EditionView all editions and formats
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Updated to include material from the complete Aubrey-Maturin series, this highly acclaimed lexicon and companion provides in-depth coverage of all the elements of O'Brian's rich and varied prose.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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Named Person: Patrick O'Brian; Patrick O'Brian; Patrick O'Brian; Patrick O'Brian; Patrick O'Brian
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean King; John B Hattendorf; J Worth Estes
ISBN: 0805066152 9780805066159
OCLC Number: 44516568
Notes: "An owl book."
Description: xix, 501, [2] pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition / Dean King --
Foreword / Dean King --
The Royal Navy During the War of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War / John B. Hattendorf --
King, Cabinet, and Parliament --
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty --
The Admiralty Office --
The Navy Board --
The Ordnance Board --
The Size of the Navy --
Ships and Tactics --
The Royal Dockyards and Ropeyards --
Sea Officers: Commissioned and Warrant --
Daily Life on a Warship --
An Overview of the War of the French Revolution --
The War of the First Coalition, 1793-1798 --
The War of the Second Coalition, 1799-1801 --
The Peace of Amiens, 1802-1803 --
An Overview of the Napoleonic War --
The War of the Third Coalition, 1805 --
The Fourth Coalition, 1806-1807, and the Naval War After Trafalgar --
The Fifth Coalition, 1809 --
The Peninsular War, 1807-1814 --
The War of 1812, 1812-1815 --
The War of the Sixth Coalition, 1812-1814 --
The War of the Seventh Coalition, 1815 --
Stephen Maturin and Naval Medicine in the Age of Sail / J. Worth Estes --
Doctors and the Royal Navy --
Serving at Sea --
Serving on Board Hospital Ships or at Hospitals --
The Disease Burden of the Royal Navy --
The Medicine Chest --
Trauma and Surgery --
What Good Could Dr. Maturin's Medicine Do? --
Maps, Types of Sailing Ships, Ship Diagrams, and a Warship's Boats --
The Alphabetical Lexicon to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels, with Biographies of Historical Figures, Battle Accounts, and Foreign Words and Phrases.
Responsibility: Dean King ; with John B. Hattendorf and J. Worth Estes.
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This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific,  Read more...

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"To any disoriented lubber who needs to take a quick bearing on Aubrey's world of staysails and sternposts, it will be a useful compass."--"The Economist" "Dean King's lexicon will charm Read more...

 
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