Poor Book has considerable wear and marks, could have small pieces missing from jacket, all defects are mentioned
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Good Book has general wear, but is still clean and very presentable.
Very Good Book has been read a few times, but with no major defects. It can contain some minor reading/shelf wear.
Fine A book has been read once or twice, but has a very minor shelf/reading wear and is almost as new in condition.
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Fine: A book has been read once or twice, but has a very minor shelf/reading wear and is almost as new in condition.
New A book is brand new and never used.
Book Condition is
Good Some minor wear, tear, scuffs, marks & creases on cover. Interior pages are still clean and tight.
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Format: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Publication Date: 1978
Condition: Good (Some minor wear, tear, scuffs, marks & creases on cover. Interior pages are still clean and tight.)
"The History of Ships" by Peter Kemp is an enthralling voyage through the captivating story of mankind's relationship with the seas. In this meticulously researched and expertly narrated exploration, readers are taken on an epic journey from the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia, where the first rudimentary vessels were born, to the majestic fleets of the Roman Empire and the daring maritime exploits of the Age of Discovery.
Kemp's profound understanding of naval architecture and seafaring traditions unravels the evolution of ships, showcasing how innovative designs and technological advancements transformed human societies and expanded global trade routes. From the mighty galleons that shaped empires to the swift clippers that revolutionized commerce, this book delves into the pivotal moments that altered the course of history.
Not merely a recollection of battles at sea and daring explorations, "The History of Ships" delves into the human stories behind these vessels, including the indomitable spirit of sailors, the camaraderie of crews, and the resilience of maritime communities.
With captivating prose and richly detailed illustrations, Peter Kemp paints a vivid portrait of the maritime world, allowing readers to experience the thrill of legendary sea adventures and understand the significance of ships in shaping our global civilization. "The History of Ships" is an indispensable chronicle that will captivate both maritime enthusiasts and history aficionados alike.
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