A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales
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A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales

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by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes
     
 

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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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“An outstandingly useful passkey to the wooden world of Britain's Royal Navy in the great age of sail.” —Sea History

“A gem of a book.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805066159
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
419,209
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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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A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For POB's Aubrey/Maturin readers, this is really a 'must own' if you already enjoy the stories and want to savor the full depth of the world POB's portrayed. As an added bonus, I also found it usefull when I read 'A Passage to India'. The book first covers some basic background information about the ships and the RN for the time period. The rest of the book is a glossary of nautical terms, animals, places, people, foreign phrases, etc. that are used in the series. Though it's not exhaustive, it has so far not let me down on any unusal term I've looked up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An outstanding guide to the Aubrey-Maturin series and other Age of Nelson fiction.
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