The History of the Ship
The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
ISBN10: 1558216812 ISBN13: 9781558216815 Publisher: Lyons Pr Published: Feb 1 1998 Pages: 352 Weight: 4.55lbs. Height: 12.00" Width: 10.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Published in England by Conway Maritime Press and in the U.S. by The Lyons Press, The History of the Ship covers the technology and commerce of deepwater vessels from Pharaonic times in Egypt to the 1990s, with emphasis on the ships and shipping of the past 500 years. This is a survey of a large subject, and it includes naval vessels and their technologies and politics as well as cargo vessels and their economic fortunes and misfortunes. Twenty well-illustrated chapters discuss Medieval shipping, the surge in trade and exploration before 1600, the naval wars of European trading nations, steam and the demise of sail, twentieth-century naval technology, and the changes that came with the containership, electronic, and nuclear era that began in the 1960s.