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The History of Seafaring

Donald Johnson (найти все товары), Juha Nurminen

The History of SeafaringThis is a large format, meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated and fully international history of mankind's seaborne voyages from the Phoenicians and Chinese to modern navies and round-the-world sailing yachts. Royal prestige, intellectual curiosity, commerce and territorial expansion all propelled mankind to make perilous voyages across unpredictable oceans to find out what lay beyond the horizon, and the art of navigation allowed them to do so. From initial conjecture and philosophical reason, man ventured forth to glean first-hand information of the seas by exploration and scientific investigation. Author Donald Johnson pieces together the advances in astronomy, navigation, shipbuilding and surveying through the ages to tell the fascinating and absorbing history of navigation and exploration in an elegant volume that is beautifully illustrated with manuscripts and rutters, portolans and sea charts, ship's instruments and artefacts. The meticulous research, based on original sources, has brought to light a lot of new information, which in some cases contradicts popular held beliefs. Certain navigational instruments have been tested in real circumstances, such as the Viking instrument for determining a ship's course to enable us to fully understand how people crossed vast, limitless oceans. The book opens with the basic questions and challenges of navigation. Part 2 unravels the development of science and seafaring from the ancient times to the Mediterranean era. This created a basis for longer sailings, which are at the heart of Part 3 and in Part 4 the book ends with the advanced technology that made it possible to determine a ship's exact position at sea.

Издательство: Anova Books

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дата выпуска: 25 сентября 2007 г. 
язык: английский
количество томов: 1
количество страниц: 344 стр.
переплет: твердый
возрастная категория: 18+ (нет данных)
код системы скидок: 25
код в My-shop.ru: 315198

ISBN: 9781844860401, 978-1-84486-040-1

Donald Johnsonавтор/составительDonald Johnson, найти все товары
Juha Nurminenавтор/составительJuha Nurminen, найти все товары

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