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

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

byDean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes

Paperback | September 12, 2000

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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.

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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Title:A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'BrianFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 8.26 X 5.58 X 0.96 inShipping dimensions:528 pages, 8.26 X 5.58 X 0.96 inPublished:September 12, 2000Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0805066152

ISBN - 13:9780805066159

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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

"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