By Barry Pickthall

Did you ever ask yourself which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who labored out easy methods to degree distance or plot a path at sea? Or why the common-or-garden 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 booklet offers a desirable perception into the heritage of cruising. From the earliest small boats, via brilliant Viking warships, to the expertise that powers the most refined glossy yachts, the booklet additionally covers key advancements similar to retains and navigational aids akin to the astrolabe, sextant and compass.

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

Beautifully illustrated with energetic and insightful textual content, it is a ideal present for the true or armchair sailor, the publication supplies another perception into how and why we sail the best way we do today.

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