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

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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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Overview

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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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805066159
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 367,028
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.06 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2005

    Must Own for Aubrey/Maturin Fans

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    An outstanding guide to the Aubrey-Maturin series and other Age

    An outstanding guide to the Aubrey-Maturin series and other Age of Nelson fiction.

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