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Author Pickthall, Barry, author.

Title A history of sailing in 100 objects / Barry Pickthall.

Publication Info. London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  797.12409 PIC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  797.12409 PIC    AVAILABLE
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Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments such as keeps, and navigational aids, including the astrolabe, sextant, and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also explored, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone, and the meaning of sailor's tattoos. -- publisher
Subject Sailing -- History.
Added Title History of sailing in one hundred objects
ISBN 9781472918857 (hbk.)
1472918851 (hbk.)
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