The Oxford companion to ships & the sea / edited by Peter Kemp ; [line drawings by Peter Milne and the OUP drawing office].

Other titles
  • Oxford companion to ships and the sea
  • The Oxford companion to ships and the sea.
Published
  • London : Oxford University Press 1976
Physical description
viii, 972 pages : illustrations (some color), chart, maps, plans, portraits ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 0192115537
  • 9780192115539
  • 0192820842
  • 9780192820846
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p.156-157) and index.
Contents
  • This new Companion will help its readers to gather the flowers of the sea, presenting in its 3,700 articles information which can otherwise be gleaned only with the help of an extensive library. The Companion is international in scope and covers the seafaring history of the world from earliest times to the present. At its heart are the short biographies of those who have left their mark upon the sea -- the navigators and explorers, naval and merchant seamen, marine designers, writers and artists, pirates and inventors. Yachtsmen and their craft, and the phenomenal growth of their sport in recent years, are given due place. Included too are definitions of technical seamanship, accounts of naval battles, histories of famous ships, descriptions of types of vessels, and articles on the development and principles of shipbuilding, navigation, seamanship, diving, fishery, and the lore and customs of the sea. The main articles are written by specialists in their subjects; other contributors are generally well-known maritime authors who have long studied maritime history in all its aspects. -- Jacket flap.
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Genre
  • Dictionaries.
  • Dictionary
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • This new Companion will help its readers to gather the flowers of the sea, presenting in its 3,700 articles information which can otherwise be gleaned only with the help of an extensive library. The Companion is international in scope and covers the seafaring history of the world from earliest times to the present. At its heart are the short biographies of those who have left their mark upon the sea -- the navigators and explorers, naval and merchant seamen, marine designers, writers and artists, pirates and inventors. Yachtsmen and their craft, and the phenomenal growth of their sport in recent years, are given due place. Included too are definitions of technical seamanship, accounts of naval battles, histories of famous ships, descriptions of types of vessels, and articles on the development and principles of shipbuilding, navigation, seamanship, diving, fishery, and the lore and customs of the sea. The main articles are written by specialists in their subjects; other contributors are generally well-known maritime authors who have long studied maritime history in all its aspects. - Jacket flap.
  • Includes much information on polar ships, explorers, etc.

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Aberystwyth University Library: Hugh Owen: Level F V23.O9
Bangor University Library: General Reference V23 .O96
Bishop Grosseteste University Online location
Bishop Grosseteste University: Library Store - Reference 387.003 KEM
University of Bristol Libraries Online location
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library V23 OXF Reference
British Library: Lending Collection X27/5616
British Library: Lending Collection q623.82 *1*
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms X.620/16333 [Another copy]
British Library: Oriental Collections, St Pancras Reading Rooms SPHOA OIA 623.82 [Another copy.]***[Another copy.]
University of Cambridge Libraries: Murray Edwards College (Rosemary Murray Library): Store 387.2 KEM MURRAY
University of Cambridge Libraries: Needham Research Institute: East Asian History of Science: Main Library B363 K4
University of Cambridge Libraries: Churchill College Library: Roskill Library 623.82003
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: South Front, Floor 6 423.c.97.234
Coventry University: Floor 2 730.062382 OXF
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 4 387.2 OXF
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 387.03 OXF
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 5 Engineering Ref N6 1976-O
University of Huddersfield Library: University of Huddersfield Library Floor 5 Ref 623.803 OXF
University of Hull: BJL 4th Floor V 23 O9
Institute of Historical Research Library: Institute of Historical Research Library, Floor LG - Reference W.10/Kem
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King's College London Library: College Archives Collection ; [College Archives] V23 KEM
University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Basement Periodicals RN 040914
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library V23.K31 2
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National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2012 MB 6971
National Museums Scotland Library: West Wing Library - DDC Sequence 623.803 OXF
Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library, Special Collections: Ritchie (Rear Admiral George) Collection (Reference) Ritchie 823.82003 OXF
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Royal Holloway, University of London: Royal Holloway library Davison General One Week 623.82003 OXF
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru: Reference X 9.1045
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library Reference V23.K4 Ref
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 623.82003 OXF
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library STACK SERVICE [Offsite Store - MxS] Reference only 623.82 [Oxford]
University of Strathclyde Library: Archives & Special Collections (Jack Williams) MLSPJW D 623.821 OXF
University of Surrey: Closed Access 387 OXF
The National Archives Library: Main Library - Standard size books on open shelves 387.2
Trinity College Dublin Library: External Storage (Place Request) SHL-27-661
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Lampeter Campus Library: Reference R 387.2 OXF
UCL Library Services: UCL Main Library HISTORY 82 BQC KEM
University of Warwick Library: Main Library, Reference V23.O9

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