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Ancient Boats and Ships

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Ancient Boats and Ships by Sean McGrail
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After an introduction to the topic of maritime archaeology and account of the way maritime archaeologists work, the author describes the building and use of rafts, boats and ships in north-west Europe up to about 1500. The evidence for early sea voyages and for navigation without instruments is surveyed, and there follows a summary of present knowledge about early water transport in the Mediterranean, Arabia, India, south-east Asia, China, Australia the south Pacific and the Americas. There is a glossary of technical terms.

Author Biography

Sean McGrail served in the Royal navy from 1945 to 1968, the last sixteen years as a pilot in the fleet Air Arm, and qualified as a Master Marina. After reading for a BA at the University of Bristol, he became Assistant Keeper at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and subsequently Chief Archaelogist and head of the museum's archaeological research centre. He moved to the University of Oxford as Professor of Maritime Archaeoogy in 1986 and since 1993 he has been Visiting Professor for the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
colour and b&w illustrations
Imprint
Shire Publications
Pages
72
Dimensions
150x210x6
ISBN-13
9780747806455
Product ID
1837381

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