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Dear, Ian

Overview
Works: 58 works in 306 publications in 1 language and 7,193 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 2,879 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( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together more than 2,600 entries on every imaginable aspect of the seas and the vessels that sail on them, from shipbuilding, yachting, diving, and marine mammals, to tidal power, piracy, and the literature and language of the sea. The Companion includes authoritative and fascinating entries on maritime history, including its greatest naval battles, like Pearl Harbor and Trafalgar, its most well-known ships, and its most famous individuals, both real and fictional. 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 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, the Economic Exclusion Zone, and ship preservation. Entries are fully cross-referenced, and the text is now illustrated with over 260 detailed drawings
Oxford English : a guide to the language by Ian Dear( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 478 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 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military campaigns and battles, of course, receive extensive attention: entries include the Fall of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Midway, as well as such smaller events as the sinking of the Scharnhorst and the fall of Wake Island. Scores of analytical biographies range from the national leaders - Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, Roosevelt, Churchill - to an array of military and political figures, from Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Ho Chi Minh, from Marshal Timoshenko to General von Manstein
Ten Commando, 1942-1945 by Ian Dear( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 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
Escape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war two by Ian Dear( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 298 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
The America's Cup : an informal history by Ian Dear( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 217 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 )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly entitled : The pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms
The Pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to ships and the sea( )

in English and held by 118 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 )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadowy world of supposedly legalized spying has an enduring fascination for us all. This book reveals the web of spies that spanned the globe during and after the Second World War, working for organizations like MI5 & MI6, the CIA & OSS, Soviet Smersh & NKVD, Japanese Tokko and the German Gestapo
The Champagne Mumm book of ocean racing : an illustrated history by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Great ocean liners : the heyday of luxury travel by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 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 )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fastnet : the story of a great ocean race by Ian Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to the Second World War
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The Oxford companion to ships & the seaThe Oxford companion to the Second World WarTen Commando, 1942-1945Escape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war twoEnterprise 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 OSS
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 (239)