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Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book Of The Sea Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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About the Author
Terry Breverton is the author of numerous books on the sea and pirates, including The Pirate Dictionary, The Pirate Handbook, and Black Bart Roberts: The Greatest Pirate of Them All, A five-time recipient of the Welsh Books Council’s Book of the Month award, he has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel, and has appeared on numerous other television programs on pirates and privateers. He lives in the United Kingdom.
Top Customer Reviews
In the final chapters, he casts his eyes a little deeper. "Animals of the Seas" and "The Ocean Environment" delve into biology and zoology, laying out for readers the many fascinating creatures that call the oceans home, as well as the environmental threats against them. Breverton makes a serious case for conservation, detailing the mass extinctions that are occurring even now and projecting what's likely to occur if we continue on our present course.
This is a darling of a book, easy to read at length or keep handy to browse piecemeal.
by Tom Knapp, the Rambles.NET guy
Not sure if its the accurate answer but the idea that irish step dancing might have originated from sailors was an interesting tidbit.
Fun and yet packed with accurate info on everything from historical events to seamanship do's and don'ts.
Awesome present for anyone you know who's into this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent book of nautical history and trivia. The seller also represented the condition of this "used" book honestly. I would recommend this seller highly.Published 3 months ago by Paul K.
Covering random factoids, this is just a fun read for any nautical lover.Published 4 months ago by Melissa Erlandson
thought it was a series of stories but instead it was like a dictionaryPublished 5 months ago by hgssupply
Very well laid out. Great for a quick read on occasion or to sit down for a longer period. Lots of fun information to enjoy and share.Published 5 months ago by Amanda S. Woodward
This book is attractively bound and interesting to thumb through. However, I noticed some internal contradictions when reading it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by SkepticalSupporter
would buy again, u need this book if u love maritime and nautical themesPublished 19 months ago by dalton dunn