The Resource Feeding Nelson's navy : the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era, Janet Macdonald, (electronic resource)

Feeding Nelson's navy : the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era, Janet Macdonald, (electronic resource)

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Feeding Nelson's navy : the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era
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Feeding Nelson's navy
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the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era
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Janet Macdonald
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eng
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This celebration of the Georgian sailor's diet reveals how the navy's administrators fed a fleet of more than 150,000 men, in ships that were often at sea for months on end and that had no recourse to either refrigeration or canning. Contrary to the prevailing image of rotten meat and weevily biscuits, their diet was a surprisingly hearty mixture of beer, brandy, salt beef and pork, peas, butter, cheese, hard biscuit, and the exotic sounding lobscouse, not to mention the Malaga raisins, oranges, lemons, figs, dates, and pumpkins which were available to ships on far-distant stations. In fact, by 1800 the British fleet had largely eradicated scurvy and other dietary disorders. While this scholarly work contains much of value to the historian, the author's popular touch makes this an enthralling story for anyone with an interest in life at sea in the age of sail
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Midwest
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Macdonald, Janet
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359.81094109033
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non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Cooking on ships
  • Electronic books
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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adult
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Feeding Nelson's navy : the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era, Janet Macdonald, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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9781473835160
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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12324488
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Feeding Nelson's navy : the true story of food at sea in the Georgian era, Janet Macdonald, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781473835160
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12324488
Publisher number
MWT12324488
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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