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The story of the seaman : being an account of the ways and appliances of seafarers and of ships from the earliest time until now

Author: John Forsyth Meigs
Publisher: Philadelphia ; London : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1924.
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Meigs, John Forsyth, 1848-1924.
Story of the seaman.
Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott company, 1924
(OCoLC)610579797
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Forsyth Meigs
OCLC Number: 2693075
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes : frontispieces, illustrations, plates (part double) diagram ; 25 cm
Contents: V.1. Introductory : the Phenicians ; position-finding at sea ; Marinus of Tyre, maker of maps and seamen's charts ; codes of the maritime laws --
Long-ships : how they rowed ; the effect of throwing-machines on ship construction ; navigation --
War on the sea about 500 B.C. beginning with the Battle off Lade 496 B.C. ; the ships and life in them --
Wars of Greece after those with Persia ; wars of Rome until the Christian era ; fitting, manning and operating ships ; inability of long-ships to keep the sea --
Round-ships, 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. --
Round-ships in the East, 500 to 1500 A.D. ; ships and voyages, astrolabes, compass,, ephemerides --
Round-ships in the West, 500 to 1500 A.D. ; ships and voyages, astrolabes, compass, ephemerides. V.2. Long-ships from the beginning of the Christian era to end of the Crusades --
Throwing-machines and gunpowder guns --
War-ships from the end of the Crusades until now --
Round-ships from 1450 until now.
Other Titles: Being an account of the ways and appliances of seafarers and of ships from the earliest time until now
Responsibility: by John Forsyth Meigs.

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