Oars, Sails and Steam: A Picture Book of Ships

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JHU 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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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
ILLUSTRATIONS
9
OARS SAILS AND STEAM
11
Egyptian Boat Model c 8000 BC
13
Egyptian Sailboat c 4700 BC
14
Egyptian Oared Ship c 1600 BC
15
Phoenician Warboat and Merchantman 750 BC
16
Greek War Galley 250 BC
17
The North River Steamboat of Clermont 1807
41
Baltimore Clipper Schooner 1814
42
The Dutch Steam Naval Packet Curasao 1827
43
The Baltimore Clipper Ship Ann McKim 1836
44
The SS Great Western 1837
45
The US Steam Frigate Mississippi 1840
46
A Black Ball Line Packet Ship 1850
47
American Whaling Bark c 1850
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Greek Merchantman 250 BC
18
Roman Trireme c 200 BC
19
Roman Merchantman c 100 BC
20
The Oseberg ShipNorse 835 ad
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The Mora of William the Conqueror 1066
22
English Esnecca a Warship Time of Henry III 1250
23
English Ship with Stempost Rudder 1340
24
Mediterranean Carrack 1380
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Flemish Carrack c 1450
26
The Santa Maria of Columbus 1492
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The Great Harry 1515
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Sixteenthcentury Venetian Galley 1539
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Elizabethan Galleon 1587
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Elizabethan Crumster c 1590
31
Early Seventeenthcentury English Merchantman 16071632
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The Sovereign of the Seas 1637
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Restoration Fourth Rate and Ketch c 1670
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Dutch Admiralty Yacht 1750
35
HMS Victory 1765
36
British East Indiaman c 1775
37
The American Continental Frigate Raleigh 1776
38
Twentyfourpound Truck Gun 1776
39
The US Frigate Constitution 1797
40
The Paddle Coaster Union 1851
49
The Schooner Yacht America 1851
50
The Clipper Ship Lightning 1854
51
The Chinese Junk
52
The US Frigate Cumberland and the Confederate Ram Virginia 1862
53
HMS Devastation 1871
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Barkentine c 1880
55
The USS Chicago 1885
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Tramp Steamer c 1900
57
The Great SS Mauretania 1908
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Gloucester Fishing Schooner 1910
59
US Torpedoboat Destrayer Camouflaged 1918
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The USS Idaho 1919
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The Queen Mary 1936
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J Class Sloop Yacht Ranger 1937
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US Aircraft Carrier Saratoga 1925
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Liberty Ship 1943
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The USS Missouri 1951
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US Navy Guppy Type Snorkel Submarine 1951
67
The SS United States 1951
68
GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS
69
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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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