Oars, Sails and Steam: A Picture Book of Ships

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002 - History - 77 pages
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The evolution of shipbuilding reflects the growth of civilization and in this book, the author offers a history of water transport from the dugout to the aircraft carrier. He presents advances in navigation in chronological order, revealing humanity's progress in travelling the seas.

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Edwin Tunis (1897--1973) was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and spent much of his life in Maryland. A well-known artist, illustrator, and muralist, his work appeared at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Society of American Etchers, the National Academy of Design, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His other books include Colonial Craftsmen; Colonial Living; Weapons; Oars, Sails and Steam; and The Tavern at the Ferry, all available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

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