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Square-Rigged Ships: An Introduction


Year: 2009
Language: english
Author: Alan Villiers
Genre: Handbook
Publisher: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
ISBN: 978-1906367091
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 113
Description: In 'Square-Rigged Ships', Alan Villiers offers a first-hand, practical overview of these fascinating ships and their design, of the routes they sailed, and of the specialist skills of men who worked on them.
Though the thrilling age of regularly seeing large square-rigged ships in full sail has passed, this gripping narrative is a classic overview of these fascinating ships, written by an author who knew them inside out. This book is a step-by-step introduction to the ships and their mesmerizing designs, the treacherous routes they sailed, and the specialist skills of men who worked on them. Complete with both insights into the bygone era of sailing and entertaining stories of perilous adventures at sea, this is the perfect compendium for sailors, historians, and travel enthusiasts alike.

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