The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea - The Oxford Reference Collection (Hardback)
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea - The Oxford Reference Collection (Hardback)

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Hardback 688 Pages / Published: 29/09/2016
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This Companion is 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. The most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea was first published in 1976 to huge acclaim, hailed as 'a beguiling book' (Daily Telegraph), 'marvellous' (The Times), and 'totally absorbing' (Financial Times). This second edition was published in 2006 and brought together more than 2,600 entries on every imaginable aspect of the seas and the vessels that sail on them, from shipbuilding, yachting, diving, and marine mammals, to tidal power, piracy, and the literature and language of the sea. This edition provides significant material on topics that have come to prominence in recent times, such as oceanography and marine archaeology: key contributions on these subjects from marine expert Dr Martin Angel at Southampton Oceanography Centre include climate change, environmental issues, marine pollution, and marine wildlife. Entries added to this edition are underwater vehicles, tsunamis, warfare at sea, marine pollution, the Economic Exclustion Zone, and ship preservation. This Companion also includes authoritative and fascinating entries on maritime history: its naval battles, its great ships, from Noah's Ark and the Bounty to the Titanic and the Mary Rose; and its most famous individuals, both real and fictional, including Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, and Robinson Crusoe. Entries are fully cross-referenced, and the text is illustrated with over 260 detailed drawings.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198800507
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 209 x 136 x 43 mm


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Neatly illustrated and meticulously researched, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea is a reference work of uniformly high academic quality...As a thief of a sailor's time, it probably has few modern equals. Risk consulting it...and, before you realize what has happened, the fascinating text will have led you into areas of maritime lore you never even know existed; several hours will have passed, the fire will have gone out and one's spouse will long since have gone to bed * Times Literary Supplement *
beguiling enough to make dipping in for a moment a risky exercise - you might end up reading the whole thing * Classic Boat *
excellent...the reader will not be disappointed...this is the sort of book that can but broaden one's knowledge * Lloyd's List *
Marvellous...comprehends between two covers the secrets of the sea and the treasures of the men who sail on it * The Times *
a beguiling book. Open to check a point and you can be lost for hours. * Daily Telegraph *
a totally absorbing work covering almost every possible subject to do with maritime matters * Financial Times *

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