A History of Sailing in 100 Objects (Idei de cadou - Carti)

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The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments such as keeps, and navigational aids, including the astrolabe, sextant, and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also explored, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone, and the meaning of sailor's tattoos.

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ISBN-13: 9781472918857
ISBN-10: 1472918851
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: More than 100 illustrations and photographs
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.98 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Adlard Coles
Seria Idei de cadou - Carti

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


A completely new take on how the development of boats and sailing was influenced by technological and intellectual developments.

Notă biografică

Barry Pickthall is an award winning yachting journalist, photographer and author. A former boatbuilder and naval architect, he was yachting correspondent for The Times for 20 years, and he has written 20 books about sailing, including Blue Water Sailing, Going Foreign, Buying a Yacht and Buying a Motorboat, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.


A whimsical, inventive, comprehensive and scientific volume of sailing knowledge.
A delightful anthology of vignettes about all sorts of things of interest and importance to leisure, commercial and naval mariners. It has much wider appeal than just sailing and yachting.
A potpourri of all things nautical with informative text supporting each picture.
This photographic tour through the ages is a captivating look at mankind's history at sea.
So much more than the sum of its parts... the true joy of this book is to dip in and out of it again and again.
Book of the month. Beautifully illustrated and insightfully written, it offers a thoughtful tour of how we sail today and why.