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The story of sail : illustrated with 1000 scale drawings
László, Veres.
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Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1999.
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352 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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VM15 .L349 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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From the earliest known craft of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the final surviving sailing ships of this century, every major step in the development of sailing is beautifully illustrated in this handsome large-format book. 1,000 highly detailed scale drawings & 16 color plates.

Author Notes

Richard Woodman was born in London. England in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at the age of 16, which resulted in a 37 year nautical career. He became captain in 1980. He spent 11 years in command at sea, 6 years in operational management ashore, and is currently a Board Member of Trinity House, the authority responsible for navigational safety round the coast.

He is a regular correspondent for the shipping newspaper Lloyd's List. He has written over 50 books, a mixture of fiction and maritime history. His fiction works include the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, A Kit Faulkner Naval Adventure series, and The William Kite Trilogy. He received several awards including the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award in 2001 for his journalism, the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal in 2005 for three major studies of convoy operations in the Second World War, and the Marine Society's Thomas Gray Medal in 2010 for his five-volume history of the British Merchant Navy.

(Bowker Author Biography)