Seller Inventory # think_cr1_0785812652
Synopsis: COGS, CARAVELS AND GALLEONS traces the development of seagoing vessels from the traditions of late antiquity to the all-important emergence of the three-masted ship, undoubtedly the most significant innovation in the history of shipping before the steam engine. Without the three-masted ship the European age of exploration and expansion is almost inconceivable and there is no doubt that the subsequent evolution of the world would have been markedly different.
In recent years much original research has been done in this field, based on both documentary sources and archeology, but this is the first overall synthesis of the new material now available. The main chapters are devoted to the principal ship types, explaining the latest thinking on the characteristics of cogs, caravels, and hulks that have caused scholarly debate for decades.
There are also more general sections on essential background subjects like construction and guns and gunnery, as well as pertinent essays on the evidence -- from documentary sources, contemporary illustrations and archeology. All the contributors are foremost experts in their fields, but in presenting the fruits of their research at an approachable level, COGS, CARAVELS AND GALLEONS is a pioneering work in this area of maritime history.
Lavishly illustrated, this informative volume - the eighth in an ambitious series - includes over 50 black-and-white photos, 145 illustrations, and five tables.
From the Publisher: CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP
The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon.
An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook.
Every significant ship type from the dawn of seafaring to the present day is analyzed and detailed in coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme which allows it to stand alone, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.
Title: Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing ...
Publisher: Book Sales
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: new
Book Description Hardcover. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. This comprehensive and authoritative series explores every significant ship type, from the dawn of seafaring to the present day, and is analyzed in detailed and coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme that allows it to stand on its own, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained. Seller Inventory # 283361
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_310294576
Book Description Condition: Good. Condition Good: Comment: Book is used and in good condition with some wear from use. This may include stickers on cover, wear to dustcover/missing dustcover, inside cover, spine, some highlighting or writing in book, slight curled corners, stains, and wear to the fore edge. All orders ship via UPS Mail Innovations. Thank you for shopping with Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest - changing lives through the cycle for good. Seller Inventory # 4J2HM0003G5Y
Book Description Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0785812652-2-4
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Independent family-run bookstore for over 50 years! Buy with confidence! Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of use. Seller Inventory # bk0785812652xvz189zvxvrg
Book Description Condition: Fair. Independent family-run bookstore for over 50 years! Buy with confidence! Book is in acceptable condition with wear to the pages, binding, and some marks within. Seller Inventory # bk0785812652xvz189zvxacp
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Full dark blue cloth over boards, spine stamped in gold foil, one tiny dent on bottom edge, otherwise stellar condition, no wear, pages clean, no markings. Jacket in wonderful condition, no tears or chips, not trimmed. Editor: Robert Gardiner. Consultant editor: Richard W. Unger. Series: Conway's History of the Ship. First published by Conway Maritime Press, London in 1994. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 002728
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. Conway's History of the Ship. 188 p. 30 cm. B&w illustrations. Navy cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Faint wear to jacket. Viking boats, Mediterranean round ships, the carrack, the galleon, coastal shipping and navigation in the Mediterranean, guns and gunnery, ship construction, treatises on shipbuilding. Bibliography, glossary, index. Seller Inventory # 124719
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # BBB_newA_0785812652
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Hafa_fresh_0785812652