09.11.2020

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO SHIPS AND THE SEA

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Author(s) Peter Kemp
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date 1976
Pages 973
Format pdf
Size 150 Mb
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The oceans of the world cover around seventy percent of the surface of our planet. They have been considered the only way of transporting goods between countries and continents before the development of the air traffic which took place about thirty years ago. Even today most of the international trade is being done by sea. There is nothing surprising in this, though…

The main objective of the present publication was to bring together all marine information that would be of interest to the general readership as well as to the practicing maritime industry professionals, in a single and comprehensive volume. The author’s efforts resulted in the concise yet super-informative Companion covering the range of information that would otherwise require hours of time and libraries of books to be gathered.

The material is presented in a very reader-friendly and accessible manner. Not only technical matters but also historical background has been covered. The readers will also appreciate the rich sea language which might be quite exotic to the ordinary land man, but it will be of great benefit to all seamen to have a good knowledge of the lingua franca, one of the most interesting areas of those covered in the book.

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