Author(s): Brian Lavery
From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians, to the most technologically advanced modern battleships and cruise-liners, this is the ultimate guide to every aspect of the ship, and those who have sailed them.Embark on an epic voyage to find out all about the endeavours of the great explorers as they mapped the globe, and see the impact ships have had on trade and industry across the years. Learn about the dramatic historical conflicts in which ships played a vital role, and take a look at seafaring for pleasure and trace fishing through the ages.This new compact edition is produced in association with the National Maritime Museum, and features every conceivable type of sea-going vessel, from caravels and galleons, warships and yachts to clippers and cruise-liners.Previous edition ISBN 9781405353366
This book is beautifully produced and contains a compact history of shipping through the ages. * Shipping: Today & Yesterday * This is the ultimate guide to every aspect of the ship. * Ships Monthly *
Brian Lavery is Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. He is the author of more than thirty books on ships and seafaring, including Ship: 500 Years of Maritime Adventure. A highly respected maritime historian, he has appeared on television programmes such as Time Team and Timewatch and has acted as consultant on many documentaries, including the BBC's Empire of the Seas. He was consultant on the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and advised on the replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour. A skilled yachtsman, he has considerable experience with traditional ships.