Ships Of Discovery And Exploration

SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated ...

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Author: Lincoln P. Paine

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780547561639

Category: History

Page: 208

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Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year." Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION. SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

Lost Ships

Showcases the search for three sunken ships--the Mahdia ship carring the spoils of Sulla's sack of Athens in the first century B.C.E., Horatio Nelson's first ship of the line, and the Graf Spee, a WWII German warship

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Author: Mensun Bound

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0684852519

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Showcases the search for three sunken ships--the Mahdia ship carring the spoils of Sulla's sack of Athens in the first century B.C.E., Horatio Nelson's first ship of the line, and the Graf Spee, a WWII German warship

Discovery of the Titanic

This book recounts the author's 1985 discovery and exploration of the Titanic 75 years after it sank in the North Atlantic.

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Author: Robert D Ballard, Ph.D.

Publisher:

ISBN: 555031424X

Category:

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This book answers many of the mysteries that have haunted the Titanic for the past 75 years, and in it the exact location of its whereabouts is revealed for the first time.athematics)

Maritime Discovery

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Author: Charles Rathbone Low

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044058184649

Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 374

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The King s Ships

Together with the Important Historical Episodes Connected with the Successive Ships of the Same Name from Remote Times, ... of Camperdown 1797 Devastation , 1804– Discovery , 1602 ( exploration ship ) --- Operations in River Potomac .

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Author: Halton Stirling Lecky

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117800164

Category: Warships

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Fathoming the Ocean

The history of how this changed—of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction—is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.

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Author: Helen M ROZWADOWSKI

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674042940

Category: Science

Page: 292

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By the middle of the nineteenth century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. The history of how this changed--of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction--is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.

Ships Seas and Scientists

Includes chapters on Wilkes expedition to Antarctica, 1838-42, U.S. expeditions in search of Franklin, 1850-55, and expeditions in North Pacific and Bering Strait, 1852-63.

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Author: Vincent Ponko

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002080706

Category: Scientific expeditions

Page: 283

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Includes chapters on Wilkes expedition to Antarctica, 1838-42, U.S. expeditions in search of Franklin, 1850-55, and expeditions in North Pacific and Bering Strait, 1852-63.

Exploration and Empire

This dissertation research project focuses on maritime exploration during the Age of Discovery and the vessels that were the technological impetus for this dynamic era that ultimately led Christopher Columbus to the New World and Vasco da ...

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Author: Katie Michelle Custer Bojakowski

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:746953115

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This dissertation research project focuses on maritime exploration during the Age of Discovery and the vessels that were the technological impetus for this dynamic era that ultimately led Christopher Columbus to the New World and Vasco da Gama to India. Little is known about the caravel and the nau, two ships which defined this era of global expansion; archival documents provide scant information regarding these vessels and to date there are only a few known archaeological examples. The caravel and the nau became lasting symbols of the bourgeoning Portuguese and Spanish maritime empires and are featured prominently in contemporaneous iconography. This dissertation bridges the gap between the humanities and sciences through the statistical analysis of the caravel, galleon, and nau in the iconographic record. As one of the first intensive uses of iconography in nautical archaeology, the study analyzed over 500 images using descriptive statistics and representational trends analysis in order to explore the two research questions posed, Are the ships represented in the iconography accurate? and Can iconography provide information on constructional characteristics of these vessels that will determine typology, evolution, and design changes? Gauging the accuracy of the ship representations was fundamental to establishing this study's validity. The artists creating these images were not shipwrights or mariners and thus this research was not limited to the technological and constructional aspects alone. The dissertation addressed technology as a cultural symbol in order to understand how and why cultures attach such powerful and important symbolism to technology and adopt it as an identifying feature. On a broader level, this dissertation proved that iconography is a viable data source within nautical archaeology. The representational trends and general construction proportions analyzed in the iconographic record did provide an ample amount of information about the different ship types to greatly assist in the reconstruction of a caravel, galleon, or nau. The vast quantities of new data generated using these methodologies have the potential to significantly advance the study of these three ship types when paired with current and future archaeological evidence.

Vanguard of Empire

In this book, Smith has assembled a portrait of the small vessels invented and refined in the shipyards of Spain and Portugal half a millennium ago.

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Author: Roger Craig Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015020881929

Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 316

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In this book, Smith has assembled a portrait of the small vessels invented and refined in the shipyards of Spain and Portugal half a millennium ago. He focuses on the advances in maritime technology that made the European conquest of the New World possible. Shipwrights worked by trial and error to make ships that would travel faster and farther, carrying larger and larger cargoes. Pilots developed new methods of celestial navigation and learned the patterns of wind and sea currents. Long voyages taxed the physical and emotional well-being of the crew, requiring new methods of supply and sustenance. In addition to covering these developments, Smith's book shows how ships were built, outfitted, and manned, illustrating what life at sea was like in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Focusing on the advances in maritime technology that made European expansion possible, this book will shed light on a neglected aspect of the European conquest of the New World.