Ship: The Epic Story of Maritime Adventure
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Ahoy, nautical buffs! Engaging and lavishly illustrated, this informative coffee table tome Ship by naval historian Brian Lavery covers all things nautical—from dugout canoes to nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Lavery explores the evolution of maritime technology, delving into advances in naval architecture, navigation, rigging and propulsion, and highlighting such storied ships as the Greek trireme, Viking longboat, Spanish galleon and World War I Dreadnought. Ship: The Epic Story of Maritime Adventure also examines the history and economic impact of these advances in the fostering of long-distance trade, exploration, European imperial expansion and the growth of port cities. Lavery’s Ship features a wealth of illustrations, including diagrams, period paintings and color photo spreads of Nelson’s ship the HMS Victory and other restored vessels. Published in the USA. Paperback, 400 pages; over 300 color and black and white photographs. 10"x 8.45".
Ship: The Epic Story of Maritime Adventure recalls the exhibition On the Water: Stories from Maritime America is on display in our National Museum of American History, Behring Center. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care and preservation of more than three million objects. The collections reflect the breadth, depth and complexity of the experiences of the American people, from social and cultural history to the history of science, medicine and technology.
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