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By Barry Pickthall

Did you ever ask yourself which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who labored out tips to degree distance or plot a direction at sea? Or why the standard lemon rose to such prominence within the diets of sailors?

Taking 100 gadgets which were pivotal within the improvement of crusing and crusing boats, the e-book presents a desirable perception into the background of cruising. From the earliest small boats, via exceptional Viking warships, to the expertise that powers essentially the most subtle glossy yachts, the ebook additionally covers key advancements akin to retains and navigational aids akin to the astrolabe, sextant and compass.

Other extra it seems that esoteric items from all over the global also are integrated, together with the significance of citrus fruit within the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made of whalebone and the which means of sailor's tattoos.

Beautifully illustrated with vigorous and insightful textual content, it is a excellent reward for the true or armchair sailor, the publication provides an alternate perception into how and why we sail the way in which we do today.

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