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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Villiers, Alan, 1903-1982.
Men, ships, and the sea.
Washington, National Geographic Society 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alan Villiers; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
|Description:||436 pages illustrations 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Man learns to sail. Man's first brave ventures on the water ; On the Nile and the Mediterranean ; Athenians beat Xerxes at Salamis ; Diving to a Greek ship wrecked 2,100 years ago ; The Arab dhow ; The Chinese junk ; Vikings and the longships, scourge of northern seas ; Medieval mariners and the ships they built --
He discovers new worlds. Henry the Navigator, prince of explorers ; Vasco da Gama, pathfinder to the Indies ; Columbus: westward to a new world ; Magellan's fleet girdles the globe ; The search for a Northwest Passage around America ; Elizabethan sea dogs defy the might of Spain ; Warship Vasa: ghost from the deep ; Sunset of the galleys --
He turns oceans into highways. Stately East Indiamen ply the spice trade ; Sailing Mayflower II across the Atlantic ; Captain Cook and the seagoing clock ; The Bounty: mutiny in the South Seas ; War at sea ; Fighting ships for a young nation --
He perfects his ships. Seagoing merchants ; The great chase for the whale ; The quest for speed ; Rounding the Horn in a square-rigged ship ; Summer cruise on a school ship ; "See how she scoons!" --
He employs the power of steam. The steam engine takes to the water ; "Steamboat a-comin'!" ; Blue Riband liners and eight-inch guns ; World War II: a sailor's story ; Today's Navy: in the air, under the sea ; Tankers, freighters, and the luxury fleet ; Atoms at sea ; Keeping the sea safe ; The frozen frontier ; With a modern whaler in Antarctic waters --
Man sails again for pleasure. A classic ocean race: Newport to Bermuda ; The golden age of yachting ; Yankee's wanderworld ; Sea fever ; Small boating: everybody's sport.
|Series Title:||Story of man library.|
|Responsibility:||by Alan Villiers and other adventurers on the sea. Foreword by Melville Bell Grosvenor.|