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Harbors and High Seas: Map Book and Geographical Guide to the… (original 2000; edition 2001)

by Dean King

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Title:Harbors and High Seas: Map Book and Geographical Guide to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian
Authors:Dean King
Info:Henry Holt (2001), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:reference, warfare, naval, napoleonic, 19th century, non-fiction

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Harbors and High Seas, 3rd Edition: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian by Dean King (2000)



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  trexm5qp7 | Dec 30, 2016 |
Dean King's Harbors and High Seas serves as a companion to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series or, more accurately, as a companion to King's other companion work, A Sea of Words. King begins this book by discussing the work involved in creating these maps and in locating the precise geographic locations mentioned in O'Brian's books. From there, John B. Hattendorf writes in the introduction about the difficulties inherent in nineteenth century nautical navigation. King writes the final introductory section, in which he examines maps of England, Ireland, and Europe during the time period in which O'Brian set the Aubrey-Maturin series, creating a "home base" of sorts from which to work. The majority of Harbors and High Seas focuses on the twenty completed novels of the Aubrey-Maturin series, with a chapter devoted to each. In these chapters, King summarizes the major action of the specific novel before discussing geographic locations of importance in the books and their real-world significance. The summaries necessarily contain spoilers for the novels, so those seeking to avail themselves of this companion piece are encouraged not to read the chapters detailing books they have not yet read. ( )
1 vote DarthDeverell | Feb 15, 2016 |
As a guide to the Patrick O'Brian books it does a great job of giving historical background, including contemporary illustrations, maps of the various journeys Jack & Stephen made, and even helping the reader remember key events in the various novels. My one big complaint is I wish there had been more about the ships - a nice illustration of a ship with some of the more common terms from the novels labeled - that would have been very handy. I still found myself guessing/skipping over the more technical descriptions in the novels. ( )
1 vote tjsjohanna | Mar 13, 2012 |
This is a great companion for readers of the Aubrey/Maturin series. Well worth it. ( )
  dhaysOD | Dec 25, 2010 |
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Where did Sophie battle the Cacafuego? Where is Aubrey's beloved Ashgrove cottage? What route did Maturin take with his bear? What's so desolate about Kerguelen Island? What's the best route from Botany Bay to Moahu? Find the answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this indispensable guide to the terrain and cartography of O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels.

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