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Ship : 5,000 years of maritime adventure

Author: Brian Lavery; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2017. ℗©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians, to the most technologically advanced modern battleships and cruise-liners, this is the ultimate guide to every aspect of the ship, and those who have sailed them. Embark on an epic voyage to find out all about the endeavours of the great explorers as they mapped the globe, and see the impact ships have had on trade and industry across the years.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lavery; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780241298046 0241298040
OCLC Number: 1003057960
Notes: This edition originally published: 2004.
Published in association with National Maritime Museum.
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (black and white, colour) ; 26 cm
Contents: The birth of ships --
sailors of the seas --
European expansion --
The age of sail --
Tha age of steam --
The last days of sail --
The world wars --
The global age.
Responsibility: Brian Lavery.

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From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians, to the most technologically advanced modern battleships and cruise-liners, this is the ultimate guide to every aspect of the ship, and those who have sailed them. Embark on an epic voyage to find out all about the endeavours of the great explorers as they mapped the globe, and see the impact ships have had on trade and industry across the years. Learn about the dramatic historical conflicts in which ships played a vital role, and take a look at seafaring for pleasure and trace fishing through the ages. This new compact edition is produced in association with the National Maritime Museum, and features every conceivable type of sea-going vessel, from caravels and galleons, warships and yachts to clippers and cruise-liners.

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