The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

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This book is intended for all those with a love of the sea and all things nauticalshow more

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  • Paperback | 992 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • halftones, figures, maps, diagrams
  • 0192820842
  • 9780192820846

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"[T]his book is an invaluable reference for anyone who is interested in maritime and naval affairs and history....[I]t lives up to the billing given it by one British critic: '[a] totally absorbing work covering almost every possible subject to do with maritime matters.'"--Proceedings, April 1995"Marvelous....Comprehends between two covers the secrets of the sea and the treasures of the men who sail on it."--Times"Expertly edited....Tells you all you ever wanted to know about the sea."--Sunday Telegraph"Peter Kemp and his distinguished crew of contributors and illustrators have done us proud....It's a beguiling book."--Daily Telegraph"Deserves a place by every bunk."--The Listener"A totally absorbing work...covering almost every possible subject to do with maritime matter."--Financial Times"For anybody with an interest in the sea."--Guardianshow more

About Peter Kemp

Peter Kemp has written widely on naval, military, and yachting subjects. He was previously the Head of the Naval Historical Branch, British Ministry of Defense and editor of sporting and yachting at The Times (London).show more

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