Download e-book for iPad: A History of Sailing in 100 Objects by Barry Pickthall

By Barry Pickthall

ISBN-10: 1472918851

ISBN-13: 9781472918857

Did you ever ask yourself which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who labored out the right way to degree distance or plot a direction at sea? Or why the standard lemon rose to such prominence within the diets of sailors?

Taking 100 gadgets which have been pivotal within the improvement of crusing and crusing boats, the e-book offers a desirable perception into the historical past of cruising. From the earliest small boats, via excellent Viking warships, to the know-how that powers one of the most subtle glossy yachts, the booklet additionally covers key advancements similar to retains and navigational aids comparable to the astrolabe, sextant and compass.

Other extra it appears esoteric items from everywhere in the international also are incorporated, together with the significance of citrus fruit within the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made up of whalebone and the which means of sailor's tattoos.

Beautifully illustrated with full of life and insightful textual content, it is a ideal reward for the genuine or armchair sailor, the publication supplies an alternate perception into how and why we sail the way in which we do today.

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