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To harness the wind : a short history of the development of sails

Author: Leo Block
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2003.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Block, Leo, 1920-
To harness the wind.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002007012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Block
OCLC Number: 1036869766
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 164 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Egypt and the early Mediterranean --
The lateen sail --
The Viking contribution --
The full-rigged ship --
The square rig --
The fore-and-aft rig --
Two classic sailing rigs --
Points of sail --
Sail area adjustments --
Schooners --
The reign of the clipper ship --
Weatherliness --
Sails in China and the Pacific islands.
Responsibility: Leo Block.
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