The first trilingual (English, French, German) reference for sailors.
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Captain H. Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive codification of nautical terms. Equipped with over 35 years of sea faring experience, including commands and a role as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter by chapter, an exhaustive explanation of all the principal parts of a ship's structure and equipment. He describes the main types of steam and sailing vessels; wooden and iron hulls; propulsion machinery; anchors and related equipment; masts and spars; standing and running rigging, as well as sails, tackle, blocks and ropes. He concludes with knots, bends, hitches and splices and finally provides a listing of standard measurements. Paasch's stated intention to describe a ship literally 'From Keel to Truck' has been widely applauded as has his provision of all equivalent terms in French and German in addition to English. Each section is accompanied by a multitude of line illustrations of the highest quality. Set out over 85 pages, these line engravings serve to qualify the copious multi-lingual verbal descriptions. (6 X 83/4, 328 pages, illustrations, charts)
Captain Heinrich Paasch first went to sea at the age of ten in 1845. After doing service in the German and Danish Navies and in the German, Dutch, and American Merchant Navies, he got his own command of a Russian ship at the age of 27. From 1879 he settled in Antwerp practicing as a ship surveyor to Lloyd’s Register, eventually investing a significant sum in printing 5,000 copies of this book which first appeared in 1885 as From Keel To Truck.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111558216502
Book Description Lyons Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1558216502