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The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra

The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra


M. Parry (Fwd. Basil Greenhill) The Mariners' Museum
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000218

Few books published in the last decade in the maritime field can be genuinely classed as unique, must-have reference works: Aak to Zumbra is such a book. This remarkable volume, many, many years in the making, lists, in alphabetical order, more than 5,600 boat and ship appellations and is illustrated with over 400 drawings.
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Sailing Past

Sailing Past


Renee Waite
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000106

What yachting used to be like: the paid hands, the clothes, the etiquette. A fine collection of quotes that give the flavour of the past, selected by Renee Waite, with cartoons by Keith Waite
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The Directory of Inshore Craft: Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles

The Directory of Inshore Craft: Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles


Basil Greenhill and Julian Mannering
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000219

Previously published as: Chatham Directory of Inshore Craft: The Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles
A unique and encyclopaedic survey of over 200 traditional British craft. A team of twelve writers, all experts in theis fields. Large format, with heavy visual emphasis and over 500 line drawings and photographs.
Hardback. (NB: proposed paperpback version was never published)
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Below the Convergence - Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839

Below the Convergence - Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839


Alan Gurney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Ref: BKS000183

Today, scientists regularly bivouac for months on end in the vast frozen wastes of Antarctica, and adventurous travelers can even find tours to take them to the bottom of the world. But it was not so long ago that a voyage to the South Pole was a perilous undertaking, one that required tremendous courage, stamina, and skill.
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Working Boats of Britain: Their Shape and Purpose (Conway's History of Sail)

Working Boats of Britain: Their Shape and Purpose (Conway's History of Sail)


Eric McKee (Intro. Basil Greenhill)
Publisher: Conway Maritime

Ref: BKS000220

This study of boat types is based on a lifetime's personal search conducted around the coastline and rivers of Great Britain. As well as being a descriptive catalogue, it is also an analysis of the factors that determine the shape of a boat, how they operate and why designs vary so much.
This item is out of print and no re-print date has yet been set by the publisher.
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Price: 30.00


The Salty Shore

The Salty Shore


John Leather
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000097

A study of the men and craft that have sailed from the small Essex communities including those that crewed the great yachts.
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Inshore Craft of Britain: In the Days of Sail and Oar

Inshore Craft of Britain: In the Days of Sail and Oar


Edgar J. March (Intro. John Leather)
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000221

In the days of sail and oar, before the arrival or marine engines, any number of picturesquely-named craft, built to suit the local conditions, worked and fished out of small harbours and off beaches around the coasts of Britain. Edgar March's classic two-volume work, first published in 1970, describes all these craft and explains their methods of construction, their rigs and their handling qualities, along with details of the fishing gear and explanations of how fish were caught and marketed.
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