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More than 50,000 devoted Patrick O'Brian fans have made A SEA OF WORDS their companion book of choice. In response to passionate reader demand, Dean King adds hundreds of new definitions and new illustrations and background essays referenced in O'Brian's clipper ship adventure sagas, including two new novels.
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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.Review:
“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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Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110805051155
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Book Description Henry Holt & Company. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0805051155 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1312023