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Legendary Sailing Ships: The History of Sail from Its Origins to the Present

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ISBN 10: 8854403121 / ISBN 13: 9788854403123
Published by White Star Publishers 2010-09-07, 2010
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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8854403121 Hardcover book that is a former library with typical library markings. Some overall reader wear to exterior. Binding has a split at front board. The book is fully intact with clean text throughout. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JFSHV571

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Title: Legendary Sailing Ships: The History of Sail...

Publisher: White Star Publishers 2010-09-07

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

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Written from the unique perspective of an architect and sailboat designer who is also an ardent sailor, this volume traces the origins and development of great sailing ships. Enthusiasts will be fascinated by the meticulous research and multimedia presentation of the milestones in the history of the sailing ship. A spectacular photographic catalog of the most famous and impressive ships, this handsome volume documents the milestones in sailing, presenting magnificent photographs and a detailed analysis of all the great sailing ships, some of which still ply the seas to this day. From antiquity to present-day, this book is organized chronologically, delving into the origins of the great sailing ships, from the earliest galleons dating to the early 1500s, to the clippers of the nineteenth century, to the windjammers of the twentieth century, and the future of sailing. Franco Giorgetti provides in-depth information on ship-building techniques, including the secrets of the world's foremost ship builders.

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Franco Giorgetti is an architect, sailboat designer, and sailing enthusiast. He is proud to have built racing yachts like Italia 1 and Italia 2, Italy’s contenders for the 1987 America’s Cup. He is the author of History and Evolution of Sailing Yachts and a contributor to Great Sailing Ships (both White Star).

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