Very much in the style of Templar's groundbreaking "Dragonology", "Piratology" is the 1720 work of Captain William Lubber, Pirate Hunter General to the Admiralty, and contains a similar variety of recreations and novelties, such as a real compass set into the cover, a hidden treasure map, a working sun-dial, a page of foiled, embossed doubloons and pieces of eight and much more.
Lubber is also hot on the trail of wicked pirate Arabella Drummond, her cut-throat crew of sea dogs and her ship's cat, the redoubtable Mr. Teach. "Pirateology" follows the enormously successful "Dragonology", "Egyptology" and Wizardology", which have each sold over one million copies worldwide.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 32 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Templar Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2006
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781840112702
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Review by adpaton
This was the first 'ology' book I bought - it was selling cheapish [comparatively] at Exclusive and I snapped it up. The book is perfect for young minds, full of imagination and interesting pictures. Although it has been tagged here as non-fiction, it is I suppose faction, where a lot of facts are hung around an adventure to make everything more palatable and exciting. Pirateology is not the book of choice as a reference work but it is a wonderfull way to learn a little bit about those Eighteenth Century Freebooters and Privateers - especially in an age in which impression are formed either by Disney or by the news headlines.