DK Eyewitness Books: Boat

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Penguin, May 31, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tells the fascinating story of how and why boats, rafts, and ships have changed over the years. See how a plank boat is constructed, and look at sails from around the world, from the elegant junks and dhows of Asia to the many-masted clippers that sailed the seven seas during the nineteeth century. Learn why the Titanic was though to be "unsinkable," and how it feels to be standing on the bridge of a modern fire ship. From fishermen on kayaks to soldierson galleys, cargo on steamships to sailors on yachts, this book will show you the importance and perils of a life at sea. Boat is a compelling and informative guide to the history and development of boats and ships worldwide.
Discover the story of boats and ships from dugout canoes to yachts and supertankers

 

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Contents

6 Taking to the water
6
8 Rafts
8
10 Skin boats
10
12 Bark canoes
12
14 Dugouts and outriggers
14
16 Plank boats
16
18 Putting planks together
18
20 Oarsome power
20
36 Steam and paddlewheels
36
38 Turn of the screw
38
40 Last days of the merchant sail
40
42 Hook line and sinker
42
46 Building in iron and steel
46
48 Tramping the seas
48
50 In the dock
50
52 On the bridge
52

22 Blowing in the wind
22
24 Sail style
24
26 The Age of Sail
26
30 Thar she blows
30
32 A splash of colour
32
34 In sheltered waters
34
54 Luxurious liners
54
58 SOS Save Our Souls
58
60 Yachts for cruising
60
62 Learning the ropes
62
64 Index
64
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