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Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating story of boats and ships. Real-life photographs of reed and skin boats, birch-bark canoes, and hand-carved outriggers, as well as mighty steamships, modern ocean liners, and sailing dinghies offer a unique view of boats and ships from around the world.

A history of the development and uses of boats, ships, and rafts, from birch-bark canoes to luxury liners.

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Overview

Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating story of boats and ships. Real-life photographs of reed and skin boats, birch-bark canoes, and hand-carved outriggers, as well as mighty steamships, modern ocean liners, and sailing dinghies offer a unique view of boats and ships from around the world.

A history of the development and uses of boats, ships, and rafts, from birch-bark canoes to luxury liners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679916789
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Series: Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Taking to the water 6
Rafts 8
Skin boats 10
Bark canoes 12
Dugouts and outriggers 14
Plank boats 16
Putting planks together 18
Oarsome power 20
Blowing in the wind 22
Sail style 24
The Age of Sail 26
Thar' she blows! 30
A splash of color 32
In sheltered waters 34
Steam and paddle wheels 36
Turn of the screw 38
Last days of the merchant sail 40
Hook, line, and sinker 42
Building in iron and steel 46
Tramping the seas 48
In the dock 50
On the bridge 52
Luxurious liners 54
S.O.S. (Save Our Souls!) 58
Sailing at speed 60
Learning the ropes 62
Index 64
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