Ancient And Modern Ships

It is not difficult to imagine how mankind first conceived the idea of making use of floating structures to enable him to traverse stretches of water. The trunk of a tree floating down a river may have given him his first notions. He would not be long in discovering that the tree could support more than its own weight without sinking. From the single trunk to a raft, formed of several stems lashed together, the step would not be a long one.

Great for the lover of ships, boats, sailing, and history!

Black & white illustrations dot this comprehensive book about the history of mankind’s obsession with floating on the sea.

From the earliest Egyptian vessels up to the frigates and clippers of the late 1800′s, you can read about all the developments and specialties in between.


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