Ships of the World

Ships of the World

An Historical Encyclopedia

Book - 1997
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Ships have always played an important role in shaping human destiny, and this comprehensive and very readable encyclopedia covers more than one thousand of the world's best-known and most significant vessels of every size and type. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history, from the drawing board to the scrap yard or museum. Even fictional ships and boats, such as the African Queen, are included. Two hundred illustrations show the grandeur and grace of oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the tracks of the great seafarers and naval campaigns, and time lines offer a chronological perspective on archaeological sites, naval warfare, technology, exploration, and disasters at sea. Ships of the World is not only an invaluable reference but fascinating reading for anyone who has the slightest interest in history or who simply likes messing about in boats, whether on the water or from a comfortable chair at home.

Baker & Taylor
Entries for 1,000 of the world's most significant ships include physical characteristics, construction, and history

Book News
A former editor of Sea History magazine provides details of over a thousand of the world's most significant and best-known vessels of every size and type. In addition to a short essay about each, he describes its physical characteristics, construction, and history from the drawing board to the scrap yard or museum. He even includes fictional ships such as the African Queen . Includes 16 pages of color plates among over 200 illustrations, article-specific references in addition to a comprehensive bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

From Noah's Ark to the Exxon Valdez, this reference describes the important roles that ships have played in human history and explores in great detail more than one thousand vessels that have helped shape the modern world.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997
ISBN: 9780395715567
Branch Call Number: 623.82003 PAI REF
623.82003 PAI
Characteristics: xiv, 680 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm


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