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|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing||Publication Year:||2016|
|Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors?Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing. From the earliest small boats, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments such as keeps and navigational aids such as the astrolabe, sextant and compass.Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also included, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone and the meaning of sailor's tattoos.Beautifully illustrated with lively and insightful text, it's a perfect gift for the real or armchair sailor, the book gives an alternative insight into how and why we sail the way we do today.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||219135475|
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|Number of Pages||224 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||Gv811|
|Reviews||"A whimsical, inventive, comprehensive and scientific volume of sailing knowledge." - Boating Times Long Island "A delightful anthology of vignettes about all sorts of things of interest and importance to leisure, commercial and naval mariners. It has much wider appeal than just sailing and yachting." - Ausmarine magazine "This photographic tour through the ages is a captivating look at mankind's history at sea." - Yachting Times Magazine "This fascinating book would make a fine present for a nautical friend." - C. Henry Depew, The Ensign|
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