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NON FICTION | A HISTORY OF SAILING IN 100 OBJECTS

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A HISTORY OF SAILING IN 100 OBJECTS
ISBN: 9781472918857
Author: Barry Pickthall
Publish Date: AUG 16
Format: HB

Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing. From the earliest small boats, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments and navigational aids such as the astrolabe, sextant and compass and includes other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world, such as the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone and the meaning of sailor's tattoos. Beautifully illustrated with lively and insightful text, it's a perfect gift for the real or armchair sailor.

$43.00 NZD

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