Publisher description for A sea of words : a lexicon and companion for Patrick O'Brian's seafaring tales / Dean King ; with John B. Hattendorf and J. Worth Estes.

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This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: O'Brian, Patrick, 1914- Dictionaries, O'Brian, Patrick, 1914- Aubrey/Maturin novels, O'Brian, Patrick, 1914- Language Glossaries, etc, O'Brian, Patrick, 1914- Characters Dictionaries, Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character) Dictionaries, Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) Dictionaries, Historical fiction, English Dictionaries, Naval art and science Dictionaries, Sea stories, English Dictionaries