Tall Ships of the World

Tall Ships of the World

by C. Keith Wilbur
     
 

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This unique volume chronicles the 150-year history of the tall ships - those incredible sailing vessels that sweep majestically across the sea, their masts piercing the sky, their canvas swelling with the wind. The author explains carefully how these ships were built, how they operate, and what it is like to live and work aboard them. He also recounts the harsh…  See more details below

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This unique volume chronicles the 150-year history of the tall ships - those incredible sailing vessels that sweep majestically across the sea, their masts piercing the sky, their canvas swelling with the wind. The author explains carefully how these ships were built, how they operate, and what it is like to live and work aboard them. He also recounts the harsh reality of life aboard nineteenth-century packets and clippers, the proud predecessors of today's sailing ships. He illustrates every facet of this tall-ship lore with more than 300 detailed pen-and-ink drawings.

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An instructional manual demonstrating the essential technology involved in making and firing ceramics. Written for both amateur and experienced potters, the topics include background sciences, workshop practice, raw materials, clay bodies, slips, and casting slips, glaze, and color. Each section contains exercises supporting the explanations, and "advanced sections" integrated into the text for professional potters or sculptors. Includes color photographs and illustrations. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780871068989
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1986
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
96

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