Navigation Or, the Art of Sailing Upon the Sea

Containing a Demonstration of the Fundamental Principles of this Art Together with All the Practical Rules of Computing a Ship's Way Both by Plain Sailing, Mercator, and Middel Latitude Founded Upon the Foregoing Principles with Many Other Useful Things Hereto Belonging to which are Added Several Necessary Tables

Author: John Nourse (Londres)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 216

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A Sea of Words

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

Author: Dean King,John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453238301

Category: History

Page: 518

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A guide to the British Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Age for fans of the Aubrey–Maturin series: “A gem of a book” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). What is a sand-grouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his wife so friendly with Captain Jack Aubrey? More than any other contemporary author, Patrick O’Brian knew the past. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, beginning with 1969’s Master and Commander, are distinguished by deep characterization, heart-stopping naval combat, and an attention to detail that enriches and enlivens his stories. In this revised edition of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s world. In addition to their invaluable glossary, the authors provide essays on the age’s politics, naval medicine, and the many ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought against. For both the curious fan and the O’Brian aficionado, A Sea of Words is an invaluable tome on the British Royal Navy.
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The New Practical Navigator

Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation, to which are Added All the Tables Requisite for Determining the Latitude and Longitude at Sea, Containing the Different Kinds of Sailing and Necessary Corrections for Lee-way, Variation, &c. Exemplified in a Journal at Sea

Author: John Hamilton Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nautical astronomy

Page: 336

View: 1972

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The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 6475

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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.
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