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Why Sailors Can

Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities

Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities( )
Author: Compton, Nic
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Bloomsbury Academic
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $21.00
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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...
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Detailed Subjects: Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.506 Pounds

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