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Boats, boffins and bowlines

G. M. F. Drower

Boats, boffins and bowlines

the stories of sailing inventors and innovations

by G. M. F. Drower

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Published by The History Press in Stroud, Gloucestershire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Equipment and supplies,
  • Sailing,
  • Aids to navigation,
  • Sailboats,
  • Technological innovations,
  • History,
  • Design and construction

  • About the Edition

    Which woman made the first solo transatlantic crossing? Who saved thousands of lives with the invention of navigation lights? What is the story behind the invention of the compass? Who was Francis Beaufort and how did he come to devise the Beaufort wind scale, still used to this day? Why did William Petty invent the catamaran (in 1662)? Many of us know the story of modern sailing pioneers Dame Ellen MacArthur and Francis Chichester, Claire Francis and the challengers of the Americas Cup-- but what about those unsung heroes who invented the mechanisms and technology which enabled sailors to speed across the oceans and navigate more safely.

    Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge Drower ; foreword by Ben Ainslie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVM351 .D76 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 249 p. :
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25254182M
    ISBN 109780752460659
    LC Control Number2012371852

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