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Dear, Ian

Overview
Works: 63 works in 320 publications in 1 language and 7,236 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Chronologies  Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor
Classifications: D740, 940.5303
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Dear
The Oxford companion to World War II by Ian Dear( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Korea, despite Vietnam, despite a dozen smaller conflicts, a generation of Americans refers to World War II simply as "the War." Indeed, there has been nothing like it in human history: a single war that spanned three continents - a war which saw more men and women under arms, more deaths, and more destruction than any other. Now Oxford University Press provides the definitive one-volume reference to this cataclysmic event. The Oxford Companion to World War II brings together an international team of 140 experts to cover every aspect of the conduct and experience of the conflict, from grand strategic decisionmaking to the struggles of daily life. More than 1,700 entries - ranging from brief identifications to in-depth articles on complex subjects - bring the far-flung elements and events of the war into focus. Here are essays on overarching themes and broad topics, such as the origins of the war, diplomacy, the Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere, and the Final Solution
The Oxford companion to ships & the sea by Ian Dear( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second edition provides significant new material on topics that have come to prominence in recent times, such as oceanography and marine archaeology: key contributions on these subjects from marine expert Dr. Martin Angel at Southampton Oceanography Centre include climate change, environmental issues, marine pollution, and marine wildlife. Among the many brand new entries to this edition are up-to-the-minute articles on underwater vehicles, tsunamis, warfare at sea, marine pollution, the Economic Exclustion Zone, and ship preservation." "This Companion also includes authoritative entries on maritime history: its naval battles, including Pearl Harbour and Trafalgar; its great ships, from Noah's Ark and the Bounty to the Titanic and the Mary Rose; and its most famous individuals, both real and fictional, including Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, and Robinson Crusoe."--Jacket
Oxford English : a guide to the language by Ian Dear( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to the Second World War by Ian Dear( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II was also an era of technological leaps, covert exploits, and horrific atrocities - and the Companion gives thorough coverage to each, with articles on weapons ranging from tanks to E-boats to rockets, on intelligence organizations (ranging from the O.S.S. to Smersh), and on the German Einstatzgruppen and Todt organization
Escape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war two by Ian Dear( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen true tales of escape from prisoner of war camps in World War II. Men captured in war, deprived of purpose as well as liberty, naturally think of escape. In the Second World War, with vast numbers held in captivity for years, escape was extraordinarily frequent, though escape to freedom inevitably less so
Ten Commando, 1942-1945 by Ian Dear( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten commando var under 2.verdenskrig en inter-allieret enhed sammensat af polske, belgiske og norske soldater. I bogen beskrives opstilling af enheder og disses anvendelse og aktioner
The America's Cup : an informal history by Ian Dear( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprise to Endeavour : the J-Class yachts by Ian Dear( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage and subversion : the SOE and OSS at war by Ian Dear( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 operationer under 2. verdenskrig varetaget af SOE (Special Operations Executive), der blandt andet varetog propaganda og sabotage og dannedes efter Churchill's ordre juli 1940 og OSS (Office of Strategic Services) der dannedes af amerikenerne juli 1942
An A-Z of sailing terms by Ian Dear( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly entitled : The pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms
Sabotage & subversion : stories from the files of the SOE and OSS by Ian Dear( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to ships and the sea( )

in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This completely revised and updated edition offers more than 2600 entries as well as over 260 illustrations - on a wide range of topics, from aerodynamics, shipbuilding, marine engineering and climate change to electric propulsion, marine pollution, and piracy
Spy and counterspy : secret agents and double agents from the Second World War to the Cold War by Ian Dear( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espionage & secret services
The complete book of canoeing and kayaking by Gordon Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Champagne Mumm book of ocean racing : an illustrated history by Ian Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten commando by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is indeed remarkable, since the archives of the Second World War must have been pillaged, ransacked, burrowed into, and turned over almost as thoroughly as Monte Cassino itself, that no book has been written about one of the strangest units created during that or any other conflict. The unit was called Ten Commando - and the shroud of secrecy that enveloped it at the time has scarcely been un-wrapped by the passge of the years. Ten Commando was composed entirely of men who came from Germany and from Nazi-occupied countries such as Holland, Poland, and France. Secrecy was vital, for if an Ax
Great ocean liners : the heyday of luxury travel by Ian Dear( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early challenges of the America's Cup, 1851-1937 by Anthony John( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Yacht Squadron, 1815-1985 by Ian Dear( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to World War II
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The Oxford companion to ships & the seaThe Oxford companion to the Second World WarEscape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war twoTen Commando, 1942-1945Enterprise to Endeavour : the J-Class yachtsSabotage and subversion : the SOE and OSS at warAn A-Z of sailing termsSabotage & subversion : stories from the files of the SOE and OSSTen commando
Alternative Names
Dear, I. C.

Dear I.C.B.

Dear, I. C. B. 1935-

Dear, I. C. B. (Ian Colthurst Blake)

Dear, I. C. B. (Ian Colthurst Blake), 1935-

Dear, Ian

Dear, Ian 1935-

Dear, Ian C. 1935-

Dear, Ian C. B.

Dear, Ian C. B. 1935-

Dear, Ian Colthurst Blake 1935-

Languages
English (245)