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Ships of Discovery and Exploration

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Publisher Comments:

Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year." Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.

SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

Synopsis:

Ships of Discovery and Exploration tells the stories of a hundred and twenty-five vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the latest submersibles used to investigate the depths of the ocean.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-181).

About the Author

Lincoln P. Paine, formerly editor of Sea History magazine and director of the Schooners Foundation, is a member of the national advisory board of the American Sail Training Association. He lives by the sea with his wife, Allison, and two daughters, who bare the names of famous ships. He currently lives in Portland, Maine.

Table of Contents

Contents

Illustrations viii Preface ix Introduction xi Ships of Discovery and Exploration 1 Maps 159 Chronology of Maritime Exploration and Discovery 167 Glossary 171 Bibliography 174 Index 182

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395984154
Author:
Paine, Lincoln P.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
World
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Ships
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
63, supl. 1
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.5 in 0.74 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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