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Each title in the "Eyewitness" series is an informative, visual account of a wide range of subjects and interests. This particular book looks at the world of boats, rafts and ships of both the past and the present, from hollowed-out logs to luxury liners. The book includes a history of the development of boats, from Irish skin-covered coracles and North American birch-bark canoes to river boats, decorated barges and the seagoing galleons and frigates to the golden age of sail.
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Full-color photos. Discover the history and workings of boats and ships--what life was like aboard an 18th-century schooner, how giant trawlers locate schools of fish, and how various ships are built and stay afloat.Review:
...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110863187935
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0863187935
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0863187935