A History of Sailing in 100 Objects 1st Edition 2016 - Barry Pickthall
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A History of Sailing in 100 Objects is a fascinating compilation of objects that have been pivotal in the progression and development of sailing and sailing boats. This hard back book gives an absorbing and fascinating view of the history of sailing. Taking you on a journey from the earliest small boats to today's most sophisticated modern yachts, covering Viking warships, navigational tools and development and everything else in between. Explaining such mysteries as to why civilisation first took to the water in small craft, how distance came to be measured at sea and how to plot a course. As well as fascinating explanations of how lemons became the sailors food of choice, scrimshaw is made from whalebone and the meanings of sailors tattoos. It gives a great insight into the history of sailing and how and why we sail today. A must have for any active or arm chair sailor.
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