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Ancient Boats and Ships By Sean McGrail

Ancient Boats and Ships by Sean McGrail

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Summary

After an introduction to the topic of maritime archaeology and account of the way maritime archaeologists work, the author describes the building and use of rafts, boats and ships in north-west Europe up to about 1500. The evidence for early sea voyages and for navigation without instruments is also surveyed.

Ancient Boats and Ships Summary

Ancient Boats and Ships by Sean McGrail

After an introduction to the topic of maritime archaeology and account of the way maritime archaeologists work, the author describes the building and use of rafts, boats and ships in north-west Europe up to about 1500. The evidence for early sea voyages and for navigation without instruments is surveyed, and there follows a summary of present knowledge about early water transport in the Mediterranean, Arabia, India, south-east Asia, China, Australia the south Pacific and the Americas. There is a glossary of technical terms.

About Sean McGrail

Sean McGrail served in the Royal navy from 1945 to 1968, the last sixteen years as a pilot in the fleet Air Arm, and qualified as a Master Marina. After reading for a BA at the University of Bristol, he became Assistant Keeper at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and subsequently Chief Archaelogist and head of the museum's archaeological research centre. He moved to the University of Oxford as Professor of Maritime Archaeoogy in 1986 and since 1993 he has been Visiting Professor for the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton.

Table of Contents

Introduction The maritime archaeologist at work Water transport in north-west Europe Rafts, boats and ships worldwide Places to visit Further reading Glossary

Additional information

GOR010899833
9780747806455
B0092FW5BQ
Ancient Boats and Ships by Sean McGrail
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-02-01
72
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