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The Oxford companion to ships and the sea / edited by I.C.B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2016]
Εdition:
Second edition.
Description:
viii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
  • "The most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea is a completely revised and updated edition of a classic volume that was first published in 1976 to huge acclaim. It brings 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 second edition provides significant new 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. Among the many brand new entries to this edition are up-to-the-minute articles on underwater vehicles, tsunamis, warfare at sea, marine pollution, the Economic Exclustion Zone, and ship preservation." "This Companion also includes authoritative entries on maritime history: its naval battles, including Pearl Harbour and Trafalgar; 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."--Jacket.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Dictionaries.
Other title(s):
Ships and the sea.
ISBN:
  • 9780198606161
  • 0198606168
  • 9780198800507 (hbk. ; Oxford Reference Collection)
  • 0198800509 (hbk. ; Oxford Reference Collection)
LCCN:
2006272646
OCLC:
60793921
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