This is the first volume in a 12-volume encyclopedia encompassing the
historical, technological, and cultural aspects of the ship. The
volumes are conceived to follow a strict chronological sequence, and
this one deals with the early forms of water transport in different
parts of the world, but predominantly in northern Europe. It examines
how their development evolved in conjunction with the economies of
the societies which built and operated them. Coverage also includes
problems of reconstruction and the estimation of performance.
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