A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 2000 - History - 501 pages
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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, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels.

 

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User Review  - JHFrazier - LibraryThing

Definitely keep this book around whenever you haul out one of the Aubrey/Maturin adventures. The start of the book describes ship types, the structure of the Royal Navy's bureaucracy, ranks and a ... Read full review

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Great resource for Naval fiction, and the 18th early 19th century terminology! Read full review

Contents

V
1
VI
2
VII
3
VIII
4
IX
5
X
6
XII
7
XIII
12
XXIII
27
XXV
28
XXVI
29
XXVIII
31
XXIX
33
XXX
36
XXXI
37
XXXII
42

XIV
13
XV
17
XVI
20
XVII
21
XVIII
23
XIX
24
XXI
25
XXII
26
XXXIII
44
XXXIV
49
XXXV
51
XXXVI
75
XXXVII
483
XXXVIII
499
XXXIX
503
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About the author (2000)

John B. Hattenborf is a professor of maritime history at the United States Naval War College. J. Worth Estes, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmacology at Boston University and a specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century maritime medicine.

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