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A sea of words : a lexicon and companion to the complete seafaring tales of Patrick O'Brian

Author: Dean King; John B Hattendorf; J Worth Estes
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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: 54949913
Notes: "An owl book."
Description: xix, 501, [2] pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition / Dean King --
Foreword / Dean King --
Royal Navy During the War of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War / John B. Hattendorf --
Stephen Maturin and Naval Medicine in the Age of Sail / J. Worth Estes --
Maps, Types of Sailing Ships, Ship Diagrams, and a Warship's Boats --
Alphabetical Lexicon to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels, with Biographies of Historical Figures, Battle Accounts, and Foreign Words and Phrases --
App. Time Line of the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, and the Fight for Independence in Chile.
Responsibility: Dean King ; with John B. Hattendorf and J. Worth Estes.
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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 cultists." Read more...

 
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