Landlubbers may be surprised to learn that at sea, a sheet is made of rope, not cloth. But even experienced sailors will discover new meanings for everyday words in this unique nautical reference. First published in 1867, The Sailor’s Word-Book defines some 14,000 terms from A, the highest class of merchant ships,” to zumbra, a Spanish skiff or yawl.” Whether the reader is a naval history buff, a fan of nautical fiction, or a yachting enthusiast, this new edition of a classic will prove a seaworthy companion.
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William Henry Smyth (1788-1865) devoted most of his naval career to surveying, and the results, often carried out in collaboration with French, Austrian and Neapolitan surveyors, were highly acclaimed. He was a Fellow and, later, President (1849-51) of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1858 he began to assemble the Sailor's Word-Book from material amassed during his long career. Although he completed the work, he died before he saw its publication.
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Descripción Conway, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Original. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0851779727
Descripción Conway, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110851779727
Descripción Conway. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0851779727 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0449724