The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1855

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1855

by Cambridge University Press


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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1855 volume is dominated by the Crimean War and includes critical comments on Balaclava and Sebastopol as well as opportunistic advertising for 'preserved vegetables for the Crimea' (recommending a precursor of 'instant mash'). In addition to regular features, it discusses the ethnography of West Africa, the eruption of Vesuvius, piracy in the Mediterranean and the China seas, and the causes of the loss of ships: the writer ranks teetotalism ('coffee instead of rum') sixth, even before poor construction of the vessel. Books reviewed include titles on the Arctic by Belcher and Bellot (also available in the Cambridge Library Collection).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108054461
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine
Pages: 746
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Contents of volume for 1855; 1. January 1855; 2. February 1855; 3. March 1855; 4. April 1855; 5. May 1855; 6. June 1855; 7. July 1855; 8. August 1855; 9. September 1855; 10. October 1855; 11. November 1855; 12. December 1855; Index to volume for 1855; The Sunken Vessels Recovery Company Ltd; Lieut. William Rodger's improved patent small-palmed anchor.

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