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By Barry Pickthall

Did you ever ask yourself which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who labored out find out how to degree distance or plot a path at sea? Or why the common-or-garden lemon rose to such prominence within the diets of sailors?

Taking 100 gadgets which have been pivotal within the improvement of crusing and crusing boats, the publication presents a desirable perception into the background of cruising. From the earliest small boats, via incredible Viking warships, to the know-how that powers one of the most subtle sleek yachts, the publication additionally covers key advancements equivalent to retains and navigational aids comparable to the astrolabe, sextant and compass.

Other extra it sounds as if esoteric gadgets from everywhere in the global also are integrated, together with the significance of citrus fruit within the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made up of whalebone and the that means of sailor's tattoos.

Beautifully illustrated with full of life and insightful textual content, it is a excellent reward for the genuine or armchair sailor, the e-book provides an alternate perception into how and why we sail the way in which we do today.

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