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Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R226
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Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities (Hardcover, New): Nic Compton

Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities (Hardcover, New)

Nic Compton

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List price R264 Loot Price R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 You Save R38 (14%)

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Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What is the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called a rope? This fascinating collection of maritime folklore and trivia delves into the history, science and culture of the sea, and is packed full of entertaining, surprising and insightful facts, from the delightfully obscure to the amusingly quaint, including everyday expressions that have their origins on board ship. It is a complete treasure trove for young and old alike. Topics include: sailors and superstitions; ships and shipbuilding; navigation and seamanship; pirates and smugglers; fish and fishermen; coasts and oceans; tides and weather; art and literature of the sea.

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Imprint: Adlard Coles Nautical
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Nic Compton
Dimensions: 195 x 145 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-4081-8805-7
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > Ships & shipping: general interest > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating > General
LSN: 1-4081-8805-8
Barcode: 9781408188057

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