A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

Autor: Pickthall, Barry

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$35.00
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A History of Sailing in 100 Objects : The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, 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, including the astrolabe, sextant, and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also explored, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone, and the meaning of sailor's tattoos.

Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Expeditions & Discoveries
Deportes y Recreación   Sailing

ISBN 13:9781472918857
ISBN 10:1472918851
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:9.99" l x 7.73" w x 1.01" h