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An account of the evolution of merchant ships and European ocean trade.
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Grade 7-12-- A fascinating, well-written, and suprisingly detailed account of the history of merchant ships presented in a heavily illustrated, oversized format. Marshall outlines the early development of ocean trading and shows how the Age of Discovery led to its growth. Clear and succinct prose relates the evolution of ship construction techniques, the development of navigational aids and charts, and the growth of specialized sailing rigs to ocean-going trade. He consistently shows how and why certain routes developed and how ships were designed to meet the needs of these voyagers. The coming of the steam engine and subsequent hull designs are examined right down to present-day carriers such as supertankers, liquid natural gas carriers, and the remarkable Ferncarrier , a semi-submersible capable of carrying huge off-shore oil rigs. The informative text is augmented by hundreds of drawings, engravings, and black-and-white photographs. In addition to being entertaining reading, this is a useful, up-to-date overview of a subject that is rarely documented. --Don Reaber, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Using Sir Walter Raleigh's (1554-1618) quote regarding the interrelationship of command of the sea, trade, and the riches of the world to set a course for the reader, Marshall embarks upon a historical survey of ships that have sailed the world's oceans since the 1400s. While highly detailed in his description of the evolution of these ships, Marshall does attempt to view maritime history as part of world history in general, not as an isolated phenomenon. There is much technical information concentrating primarily upon merchant ships under sail. Those looking for greater coverage of 20th-century merchant ships must look elsewhere. A valuable book for informed readers and specialists in this field. Photos not seen.
- Harold N. Boyer, Marple P.L., Broomall, Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Batsford. 1989 1st.*, 1989. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x21.An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. A study of the ocean-going trade from the Mediterranean galleys of the 15th century, to the giant vessels of the modern era. It traces the evolution of the merchant ship, contrasting the different hull shapes, rigging, and explains construction techniques. Chapters deal with the evolution of the wooden ship, the development of ships and vessels, the goods and commodities carried, the growth of trading companies. This superb book is Illustrated with over 140 illustrations of ships, charts, diagrams and photographs. Seller Inventory # 23144
Book Description B.T. Batsford, London, 1989. Hardback. Condition: Good +. From the Portuguese Discoveries To The Present Day. Dustjacket not price clipped with some wear along the top edge otherwise in good condition. A little age-toning/ foxing to theátop and fore edge. Contents however are clean. With illustrations. pp. 192. Seller Inventory # 088807
Book Description B. T. Batsford Ltd, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. N/A (illustrator). 1989 First Edition. B.T. Batsford, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition : As new, new book. Superbly illustrated book charting the progess of the trading ship. 2 copies available. Bookseller Inventory #003666. Size: 4to - over 9ż" - 12" tall. N/A. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 003666
Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Some minor signs of previous use but of good overall quality. Cheap Fast UK delivery and 24/7 Customer Service. International Postage available. Seller Inventory # mon0001039957
Book Description 1989. 7 Maps. 192 Pages. 22 x 30cms. V/G in D/W. The development of ocean-going trade and its ramifications from earliest times to the present. 137 sketches, plans and black & white illus. Index. Unsigned. Seller Inventory # 51638
Book Description Chrysalis Books, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0713458240 UK BASED SELLER, SHIPS DAILY. Seller Inventory # UU0036913
Book Description B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First edition. 9 x 12 in. Paper boards. Condition is NEAR FINE ; corners bumped, otherwise like new on all points. DJ is NEAR FINE ; price-clipped, no wear. Naut. Stax. Seller Inventory # 29003
Book Description Batsford Ltd 05/01/1990, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Some light shelfwear to the jacket edges. Ex-libris sticker to the inside page, fine to read and use throughout. Book. Seller Inventory # 040485-2
Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A better than very good hardback copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Seller Inventory # 064282
Book Description Batsford Ltd, London, 1990. Hardback. Condition: Mint. Dust Jacket Condition: Mint. First Edition. This mint unmarked copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is in mint condition. International postal rates are calculated on a book weighing 1 Kilo, in cases where the book weighs less then postage will be reduced accordingly. Where the book weighs more than 1 Kilo increased charges will be quoted. From the Mediterranean galleys of the fifteenth century to the 150,000 ton bulk cargo carriers of today. Westernm seagoing merchant ships have transported a myriad of goods across the oceans. Written in a lively, informative style the narrative is enhanced by over 140 illustrations of ships, charts diagrams and photographs. Ref CCC5 Size: 192pp. Seller Inventory # 020323