- Gebundene Ausgabe: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Chatham Publishing (1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1861760752
- ISBN-13: 978-1861760753
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25 x 3 x 29,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.589.236 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Story of Sail: Illustrated with 1000 Scale Drawings (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1999
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Illustrated with 1000 scale drawings, this book depicts the whole 6000-year history of the sailing ship from the Bronze Age to the present. From the earliest known craft of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, via the great age of European expansion, to the final surviving sailing ships of this century every major step in the development of the sailing ship is illustrated - and reproduced to standard scales to make comparisons both easy and meaningful. Organised by period and theme, the text describes each ship type and points up the salient features of every vessel.
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As far as I know, this is the only place where you will find the whole history of sail, with typical craft from all the sailing countries in one volume.
Logically arranged in roughly chronological order, we see the development from sail-assistance (galleys), through square- and lateen-rigs to the full ship & clipper rig of the19thC and modern solid sails. Here the devotee of nautical literature can see at a glance the difference between a brig and a snow, and why a settee is not a lateen rig.
The chapters on small working boats from all countries is very useful, especially for the fine detail of standing and running rigging. Of particular interest to the modeller is the section on ship's boats, which includes the sail rigs employed and seating arrangements.
The sections on eastern craft are particularly interesting, as we rarely see these depicted as scale drawings... Here we see junks, sampans, proas, prahus, catamarans, dhows, booms, sambuks etc.
A wonderful book, that I recommend to anyone with a passing interest in sail. *****
As a reference book for the history buff, the book succeeds. As a resource for the student of maritime history, it provides the sources for the drawings, though in some instances a few mistakes were made. One which stood out to me was on page 56, "Nina in 1492 (i)". The authors list the source as Bjorn Landstrom's "Das Schiff" (The Ship); in this case the source should be the same as the Pinta, and even then this points to the book that the drawings were gleaned from (Heinrich Winter's "Die Kolumbuschiffe von 1492"). Which brings me to another minor problem I have with the book; many of these drawings are based upon work found in other books. That in itself is not so troublesome. However, in most cases within this book, the reference tends to stop there. In the case of the aforementioned Nina, the actual source is E.A. D'Albertis' work in 1892.
So the occasional source chase ensues.
Regardless, the book is still a wonderful reference to have. Recommended.