Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas

Autor: Jefferson, Sam

Editorial: Adlard Coles Nautical

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$45.00
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Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas :

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance.

With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life.

Chapters include:

- The origins of the clippers-from the gold rush to the tea trade
- A hell ship voyage with "Bully" Waterman, one of the most successful and notorious captains of the era
- Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world-her rise to prominence and subsequent decline
- Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn-a lady captain takes charge in a very male world
- Mutiny aboard the "wild boat of the Atlantic"
- The great China tea race of 1866-an amazingly close race across the world, only decided in the final few miles
- The Sir Lancelot defies the odds-her eccentric captains and rivalry with the legendary Thermopylae
- The Cutty Sark's longest voyage

First-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries add fascinating eyewitness detail, whilst the stunning images show how the designs of these thoroughbreds developed over the years.

A wonderful read and worthy celebration of these racehorses of the sea.

NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.

Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Deportes y Recreación   Sailing
Transporte   Ships & Shipbuilding

ISBN 13:9781472900289
ISBN 10:1472900286
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:11.40" l x 8.86" w x 1.01" h