History of the Ship

$24.95 GST

Category: SKU: 3860

Description

Richard Woodman’s history of the ship is generally accepted as the standard introduction to the development of this fascinating and influential invention. Woodman combines meticulous research with his many years of seagoing experience to examine how advancing technology affected ship design and seamanship, following the progression from oar propulsion to sail, through steam to diesel and nuclear power. His evocative writing style breathes life into countless ship types that have disappeared from our world and describes the men who commanded them.