A Short History Of The Sailing Ship

Author: Romola Anderson
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149528
Size: 18,39 MB
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Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures.

A Short History Of Naval And Marine Engineering

Editor: CUP Archive
Size: 14,60 MB
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A Short History Of The World S Shipping Industry

Author: C. Ernest Fayle
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136606386
Size: 19,91 MB
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

To Harness The Wind

Author: Leo Block
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781557502094
Size: 10,93 MB
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Man was a sailor long before he invented the wheel or straddled a horse, and his adventures at sea changed the course of history. Initially he was able to sail only downwind, but the Cretans and Phoenicians made design improvements to sails that permitted sailing across and eventually against the wind. The Vikings optimized the performance of the square sail, and the Dutch modified the Arab lateen to create the sail commonly used today. Leo Block tells the story of the evolution of sails and relates it to historic events and other factors that affected the performance of sailing vessels. Numerous illustrations help explain the technical factors involved. Focusing mainly on European improvements, Block details the progress of sail design from the lateen to the square, fore and aft, and classic rigs right up to the swift clipper ships of the nineteenth century just before the advent of steam power. Written in laymen's terms, the book is an excellent learning tool for readers who know little about the history of sailing vessels and a quick reference guide for sailors who want a reminder of how their craft evolved.

A Short History Of Naval And Marine Engineering

Author: Edgar C. Smith
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107672937
Size: 16,60 MB
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Originally published in 1938, this book was written to provide an account of the historical development of naval and marine engineering. The material which formed the basis of the text was gathered together from a variety of sources during a period of approximately thirty years. Technical papers, presidential addresses, journals, textbooks, biographies, official regulations, personal letters, reminiscences and previously unpublished manuscripts were all drawn upon to illustrate the many aspects of naval and marine engineering. Numerous illustrative figures are included throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of engineering.

A Short History Of The World

Author: H. G. Wells
Editor: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092116
Size: 11,34 MB
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A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. It summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life and begins with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation.

A Short History Of The Greeks

Author: Evelyn S. Shuckburgh
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107619351
Size: 20,15 MB
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Originally published in 1901, this book by Polybius scholar E. S. Shuckburgh was intended not only as a history of the Greeks from the time of the Homeric poems until the Roman conquest in 146 BC, but also as an outline of the continuing influence of ancient Greek culture in the modern world. The text is illustrated with maps and photographs of important statues, coins and ancient ruins. This book will be of value for anyone seeking a simple introduction to ancient Greece and its culture.

Picture History Of The Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth

Author: William H., Jr. Miller
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137716
Size: 20,14 MB
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Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.

A Short History Of The Netherlands Antilles And Surinam

Author: Cornelis C. Goslinga
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400992890
Size: 13,91 MB
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To English-speaking historians, the author of this book, a Dutchman who for many years now finds his base at the University of Florida, became well known when his The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast, 158~I680 was published in 1972. At that time Professor Goslinga, who prior to his academic career in the United States, lived for an extended period in Cura~ao, Netherlands Antilles, had already acquired a solid reputation among Dutch Caribbeanists by his manifold publications on social, political and maritime aspects of Dutch West Indian history. By his training, interests and present position, Dr. Goslinga would seem to me to be singularly well-equipped to write a comprehensive history - geared to an English-speaking university public - of what was once known as the Netherlands West Indies. The present book is the product of this professional equipment and of his long teaching experience. It should go a long way in filling the old and wide gap in historical information on this part of the former Dutch empire, and I hope an equally wide but younger audience will appreciate it.

The Encyclopedia Of The War Of 1812 A Political Social And Military History 3 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099573
Size: 13,16 MB
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This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology