Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia


Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at UT Air Boat. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From Noah's Ark to the Exxon Valdez, this reference describes the important roles that ships have played in human history and explores in great detail more than one thousand vessels that have helped shape the modern world. You don't have to be a maritime history buff--or even a sailor--to find Lincoln Paine's Ships of the World fascinating. Certainly no scholar or student of the history of ships will want to be without it: it consists of more than 1,000 alphabetical entries describing individual


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From Noah's Ark to the Exxon Valdez, this reference describes the important roles that ships have played in human history and explores in great detail more than one thousand vessels that have helped shape the modern world. You don't have to be a maritime history buff--or even a sailor--to find Lincoln Paine's Ships of the World fascinating. Certainly no scholar or student of the history of ships will want to be without it: it consists of more than 1,000 alphabetical entries describing individual ships' histories and fates. Yet because of the author's flair for language and the skill with which he has made his selections, the book is a browser's delight--almost a short-story collection. Look up an entry on any celebrated vessel--the Titanic, the Monitor, the Lusitania--and you'll find an admirably concise history of the boat and the events that made it famous. But browsing turns up countless unexpected pleasures, from the story of the Politician (a freighter that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides, where its cargo of Scotch was efficiently plundered by locals) to that of Jacques Cousteau's Calypso. The hundreds of well-chosen black-and-white illustrations help bring the tales alive.

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Brand:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Manufacturer:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category:
Key West Boats
UPC:
046442715560
EAN:
9780395715567
ISBN:
0395715563
Edition:
First American Edition
Author:
Lincoln P. Paine
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date:
1997-11-01
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
3.65 pounds
Item Size:
1.75 x 10.25 x 8.25 inches
Package Weight:
3.75 pounds
Package Size:
7.9 x 1.8 x 10.2 inches

 


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