WOODEN SHIP : The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding

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The wooden ship is probably the most complex wooden structure devised by man: a vast three-dimensional sculpture built from countless pieces fitted together like a jigsaw. This book explores this structure from its earliest and simplest forms, like the birch-bark canoe, to its modern descendants: the sophisticated racers and pleasure crafts of the 20th century. Each step in this boat-building evolution is illuminated by photographs, diagrams and historical material. From dugouts and dinghys to warships and workboats, this book celebrates the illustrious art, craft and history of wooden boat-building.

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Larkin is the editor-designer of the best-selling Barn and Shaker and the author of Farm, among many other books published here and abroad. He currently lives in Cherry Plain, New York.

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This is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated book about the history and glory of wooden craft of all sorts. Spectre, a boating writer, begins with the construction of Viking ships and progresses through the age of the fighting sail. He concludes with the building of present-day wooden power boats and yachts. Larkin's many fine photographs enhance the text. The price is not out of line for a work of this ilk, and many libraries will want to consider it. Recommended.
-Robert E. Greenfield, formerly with Baltimore Cty. P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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