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Published: 29 September 2016

688 Pages


ISBN: 9780198800507

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Edited by I. C. B Dear and Peter Kemp

The Oxford Reference Collection

  • The most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind
  • Contains more than 2,600 entries on every aspect of the seas and the vessels that sail on them
  • Coverage of a huge range of topics, from shipbuilding, yachting, diving, marine engineering, and marine mammals, to smuggling, tsunamis, mermaids, and the language and literature of the sea
  • Hundreds of detailed illustrations and line drawings
  • Fascinating descriptions of the history of the sea: its battles, such as Pearl Harbor and Trafalgar; its great ships, from Noah's Ark and the Mary Celeste to the Titanic; and its most famous men and women, both real and fictional, including Christopher Columbus, Sir Walter Ralegh, and Robinson Crusoe

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  • Part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format

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