New PDF release: A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

By Barry Pickthall

ISBN-10: 1472918851

ISBN-13: 9781472918857

Did you ever ask yourself which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who labored out easy methods to degree distance or plot a path at sea? Or why the common-or-garden lemon rose to such prominence within the diets of sailors?

Taking 100 items which have been pivotal within the improvement of crusing and crusing boats, the ebook offers a desirable perception into the background of boating. From the earliest small boats, via brilliant Viking warships, to the expertise that powers the most subtle smooth yachts, the ebook additionally covers key advancements similar to retains and navigational aids resembling the astrolabe, sextant and compass.

Other extra it appears esoteric items from all over the international also are integrated, together with the significance of citrus fruit within the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made of whalebone and the that means of sailor's tattoos.

Beautifully illustrated with vigorous and insightful textual content, it is a ideal reward for the genuine or armchair sailor, the publication offers another perception into how and why we sail the best way we do today.

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