Ancient And Modern Ships The Era Of Steam Iron Steel With 102 Illustrations

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Ancient And Modern Ships

Author: George C V Holmes
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"[...]fourth dynasty, the Egyptians made use of the arts of inland navigation. We are, however, fortunately not obliged to rely on inference, for we have direct evidence from the sculptures and records on the ancient tombs. Thanks to these, we now know what the ancient Nile boats were like, and how they were propelled, and what means were adopted for transporting the huge masses of building material which were used in the construction of the temples and monuments. The art of reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions was first discovered about the year 1820, and the[...]."

Ancient And Modern Ships

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Ancient And Modern Ships

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Ancient And Modern Ships Part I Wooden Sailing Ships

Author: George C. Holmes
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Articles About Vessels Of All Descriptions Ancient And Modern

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Building Ship Models

Author: George B. Douglas
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Clearly written text, detailed illustrations, and full-size working plans provide novices and experienced model builders with all the information they need to create exact replicas of two 19th-century sailing ships—the Benjamin F. Packard, a classic American clipper, and the Alice Mandell, a famous whaler. The one-volume edition of two rare model-building manuals also devotes chapters to ship’s rigging (ancient and modern) and abundant information on clippers and old-time whaling ships. A treasury of essential information for hobbyists, model builders, and devotees of the great age of sail.

The American Museum Or Repository Of Ancient And Modern Fugitive Pieces Prose And Poetical

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A Sketch Of Chinese History Ancient And Modern

Author: Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108079474
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The Prussian-born Protestant missionary Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff (1803-51) sought to spread Christianity in the Far East. A gifted linguist, he learned several Chinese dialects and distributed translated literature. This 1834 two-volume work sought to diminish Anglophone ignorance of China's history from mythological times to the ruling Qing dynasty.

The History Of Sailing Ships

Author: Edward Keble Chatterton
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The famous and complete history of sailing ships from its beginning until the late 19th century. Probably the best and most detailed book about historical windjammers from all countries and continents. First published in 1909.