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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Christmas Wish List

Sure, it's only August 31 but its never too early to start thinking about Christmas. While some avid readers may be interested in buying maritime scholars may be more interested in the soon-to-be released Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History.

According to the Oxford Press:

the work's nine hundred entries will provide a detailed and synthetic overview of the scope and sweep of maritime history, and will bring together in a readily accessible form a range of historical and professional information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library. Informed by the expertise of a select group of editors and the insights of the international scholarly community, the encyclopedia will prove a ready reference tool of unparalleled depth and scope for students, teachers, researchers, and enthusiasts alike. The Encyclopedia will be multifaceted in scope, providing coherent and wide-ranging discussion of the field from its focus on naval engagements and systems of navigation to its consideration of the history of trade and the ethnography of seafaring communities. Entries will range from Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars to voyages of Cheng Ho, from the fortunes of the East India Companies to the particulars of fishing and whaling ports, from the Ark Royal to the Zeven Provinvien, with due consideration of maritime law, maritime art, m

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