A History of Sailing in 100 Objects


Hardcover History of Sailing Book

A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers critical developments such as keeps, and navigational aids, including the astrolabe, sextant, and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from around the world are also explored, including the importance of citrus fruit in preventing scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone, and the meaning of sailor's tattoos.

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  • History of Sailing
  • 224 pages
  • Printed in English

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