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National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

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Works: 971 works in 1,592 publications in 2 languages and 25,830 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Charts, diagrams, etc  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Naval history 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Collector
Classifications: G420.C65, 529
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The story of time by Kristen Lippincott ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Story of Time is a unique multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural exploration of every aspect of time across the Earth, from the earliest civilizations to the beginning of the third millennium. With original contributions from an outstanding cast of international authors, it questions people's perceptions of time and reflects the many ways in which cultures around the world have responded to time, measured time and expressed their understanding of time." "The Story of Time serves as an exceptionally stimulating and informative guide to all who wish to travel through the most universal yet mysterious of subjects. The book is published to coincide with a major exhibition being held at the Queen's House of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and with the celebration of the new millennium at the Royal Observatory, the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World and the point at which the new millennium begins."--BOOK JACKET
Science and exploration in the Pacific European voyages to the southern oceans in the eighteenth century by Margarette Lincoln ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ship : the epic story of maritime adventure by Brian Lavery ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an illustrated chronicle of the history of ships from ancient times to the global age, with notes on ship construction, life at sea, and the use of ships for exploration, trade, military action, and pleasure travel, and brief profiles of notable seafaring people
The sea chart : an historical survey based on the collections in the National Maritime Museum by Derek Howse ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sextants at Greenwich a catalogue of the mariner's quadrants, mariner's astrolabes, cross-staffs, backstaffs, octants, sextants, quintants, reflecting circles and artificial horizons in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich by W. F. J Mörzer Bruyns ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sextants at Greenwich consists of two main sections: The introductory chapters and the catalogue of navigating instruments of the National Maritime Museum. The first section gives a general overview of the history of celestial navigation with an emphasis on the instruments that were developed and used for that purpose, between about 1450 and the 1970s. The instruments in the catalogue form the main thread in these chapters. The catalogue consists of 347 entries of instruments for celestial navigation, the octants, sextants and related instruments preserved in the National Maritime Museum. Each
Sail & steam : a century of maritime enterprise, 1840-1935 : photographs from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich by John Falconer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) ( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter the Great and the West : new perspectives by Lindsey Hughes ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Cook & his exploration of the Pacific by Roger Morriss ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Britain's most famous scientific navigator and his charting of South Seas. 8-12 yrs
The telescope : a short history by Richard Dunn ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of the telescope in 1608 marks a turning point in the progress not just of science but also of astronomy and philosophy. This book introduces us to the world of innovators and adventurers who created, and have subsequently shaped, the story of the telescope: unsurprisingly Galileo and Newton are players, but the author revels in revealing why the most advanced telescopes in the world owe much to the science of spying. Less expected stories include the danger of termites and some interesting uses of a well and a Model T Ford. As well as covering well-known accounts of scientific marvels like the Hubble telescope, the book deliberately broadens the approach taken by previous histories of this iconic device, looking at its wider impact on culture and society. Written by Richard Dunn, curator of the history of navigation at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, The Telescope: A Short History has been published to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy in 2009
Pirate Gran goes for gold by Geraldine Durrant ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Gran - who has been a pirate since she was a young girl! With a pet crocodile who sleeps under her bed, a wicked sense of humour and a whole raft of adventures under her belt, knowing Gran is never dull!
James Cook: the opening of the Pacific by Basil Greenhill ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner & the sea by Christine Riding ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long ships and round ships : warfare and trade in the Mediterranean 3000 BC-500 AD by J. S Morrison ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masters of the sea : British marine watercolours by Roger Quarm ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steam, steel, and torpedoes : the warship in the 19th century by David Lyon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The campaign of Trafalgar, 1803-1805 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Therefore this period becomes a perfect demonstration of the workings of seapower and reveals that, however great a strategic genius on land, Napoleon never really grasped the principles of British maritime defence, gleaned as it was from over two hundred years' experience. This is not to say that the invasion threat was treated lightly, although some of the rumoured devices belong to the world of science fiction; on the other hand the anti-invasion operations included the first use of such futuristic weapons as torpedoes and rockets
The naval war of 1812 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Regarded by many at the time as an unnecessary conflict, the War of 1812 was provoked by mutual misunderstandings and prosecuted without conviction on either side. It was also a war of surprises: the hitherto omnipotent Royal Navy suffered a series of humiliating losses at sea, while the American invasion of Canada, regarded as merely 'a matter of marching', was defeated by a makeshift force of colonial militia, native Indians and a handful of regulars." "The United States went to war under the slogan 'Free Trade and Sailors' Rights', but at the peace had gained concessions on neither issue. But the war was not without significance - in fact, it has been described as 'a defining moment in the destiny of North America', from which emerged the modern states of Canada and the USA. It also marked the coming of age of the US Navy, which not only won morale-boosting victories at sea, but intervened to crucial effect on the Great Lakes." "The volume is illustrated with the finest images from the archives of North America and Britain, providing a properly balanced view of all facets of this war. As with the rest of the series, there is a strong emphasis on eyewitness and contemporary material, including diaries, journals and sketchbooks of the participants, with many rare and previously unpublished pictures."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Royal Naval Museum (Great Britain)

Eikoku Gurinitchi Kokuritsu Kaiji Hakubutsukan
Gran Bretanya. National Maritime Museum
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English (170)
German (5)
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