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Ships and science : the birth of naval architecture in the scientific revolution, 1600-1800

Author: Larrie D Ferreiro
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ships and Science, Ferreiro argues that the birth of naval architecture formed an integral part of the scientific revolution. Using Bouguer's work [Traité du navire - Treatise of the ship] as a cornerstone, Ferreiro traces the intriguing and often unexpected development of this new discipline and describes its practical application to ship design in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferreiro, Larrie D.
Ships and science.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006044986
(OCoLC)67346322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larrie D Ferreiro
ISBN: 9780262272582 026227258X 1282100386 9781282100381
OCLC Number: 84842291
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 441 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Terms, Symbols, Units of Measure and Money --
Down From The Mountain --
Mere Carpenters --
Deriving the Derive --
A Shock to the System --
Inventing the Metacenter --
The Great Workds ---
Genius and Engineering --
Promised Land --
Personages.
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: Larrie D. Ferreiro.

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The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of the Scientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuilding nations of Europe.  Read more...

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Ships and Science is a meticulously researched, scholarly book...Any maritime historian or maritime architecture scholar should benefit from reading this erudite, thought-provoking book. -- Louis Read more...

 
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