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Sailing ships: books - history, development and construction

A book on the great sailing ships of the past? Here are maritime books on the history, development and construction of clippers, windjammers and tall ships.

Tall Ships Today - Their Remarkable Story

Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea.

This book - supported and endorsed by Sail Training International - is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world's most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas, races and adventurous passages, and the huge array of people who sail on them. With gorgeous photography and absorbing text, the book is divided into four chapters:
1) Origins and Evolution, telling the story of tall ships, giving a fascinating perspective on the impact of the development of international trade, conflict, design, technology and navigation
2) Tall Ships Today, celebrating the diversity of over 100 of the most interesting and famous tall ships in the world, with beautiful photography, key statistics and brief text on their histories
3) The Tall Ships Experience, following life on board and exploring how being part of the crew develops life, leadership and employability skills
4) Racing, Regattas and Passages, with at-sea and in-port photography featuring the most spectacular assemblies of sail that bring tall ships to the attention of millions worldwide.

With unique access to the very best photography and up to date information, this stunning book showcases just why tall ships continue to inspire and captivate people all over the world.

Author:Nigel Rowe
Specs:224 pages, 31 x 22.5 cm / 12.2 x 8.9 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (GB, 2014)
Book: Tall Ships Today - Their Remarkable Story

Tall Ships Today - Their Remarkable Story

Language: English

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Großsegler - Mit der Kraft des Windes über die Weltmeere

Segelschiffe faszinieren uns seit Jahrtausenden und bis heute gibt es kein anderes Verkehrsmittel, mit dem wir mit Windantrieb die ganze Welt bereisen können. Sie ermöglichten einst die Entdeckung fremder Kontinente sowie den Kultur- und Warentransfer zwischen den Völkern.
Bis heute berühren uns Segelschiffe durch ihre majestätische Präsenz, wenn wir sie bei maritimen Großveranstaltungen bestaunen dürfen.

Dieser Band von Hans Karr versammelt die bedeutendsten der heute noch aktiven Großsegler und erläutert ihre technischen Besonderheiten. Anekdoten aus den Lebensläufen der Schiffe runden die Portraits unterhaltsam ab.

Author:Hans Karr
Specs:208 pages, 24.5 x 31.5 x 2.2 cm / 9.7 x 12.4 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Pietsch Verlag (D, 2021)
Book: Großsegler - Mit der Kraft des Windes über die Weltmeere

Großsegler - Mit der Kraft des Windes über die Weltmeere

Language: German

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Grosssegler - Faszination unter Segeln (Typenkompass)

Ce livre de référence présente les impressionnants navires-écoles à voile.

Pages of the book [TK] Grosssegler - Faszination unter Segeln (1)

Chaque voilier est présenté à l'aide d'une photo, d'une description historique et d'une fiche technique.

Sommaire : Activ (1951) - Alexander von Humboldt (1906/1988) - Amerigo Vespucci (1931) - Amphitrite (1887) - Artemis (1926/2001) - Astrid (1918) - Belem (1896) - Capitan Miranda (1930) - Carola (1900) - Christian Radich (1937) - Cuauhtémoc (1982) - Danmark (1932) - Dar Mlodziezy (1982) - KRI Dewarutji (1953) - Druzhba (1987) - Eagle (1936) - Eendracht II (1989) - Esmeralda (1954) - Europa (1910/1993) - Eye of the Wind (1911) - Falken (1946) - Fryderyk Chopin (1991) - Georg Stage II (1935) - Gloria (1968) - Gorch Fock I / Tovarishtsh (1933) - Gorch Fock II (1958) - Greif (1951) - Grossherzogin Elisabeth(1909) - Gunilla (1940/1999) - Hansekogge (1989) - Hiorten (1999/1692) - ORP Iskra II (1982) - Juan Sebastián de Elcano (1928) - Kaiwo Maru II (1989) - Kaliakra (1984) - Khersonez (1989) - Kruzenshtern (1926) - La Recouvrance (1992) - Libertad (1963) - Mare Frisium (1916) - Mercator (1932) - Mir (1987) - Palinuro V (1934) - Pride of Baltimore (1814/1988) - Roald Amundsen (1952/1991) - H.M.S. Rose (1757/1970) - Royal Clipper (2000) - Royalist (1971) - N. E. Sagres (1938) - Shabab Oman (1971) - Simon Bolivar (1980) - Sørlandet (1927) - Stad Amsterdam (2000) - Thor Heyerdahl (1930/1983) - Vegesack BV 2 (1895).

Pages of the book [TK] Grosssegler - Faszination unter Segeln (2)

Author:Herbert H. Böhm
Specs:128 pages, 20.5 x 14 cm / 8.1 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:99 colour photographs
Publisher:Pietsch Verlag (D, 2009)
Series:Typenkompass
Book: Grosssegler - Faszination unter Segeln (Typenkompass)

Grosssegler - Faszination unter Segeln

Language: German

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Tall Ships Handbook

Around 200 sailing vessels take part in the Tall Ships series of races, which travel the world each year. They regularly attract up to five million spectators, easily making them the largest public attendance of any event in the world.
When the ships are in port, they are often open to the public to view them, from period Victorian sailing ships to brand-new sailing vessels with every modern convenience.

One of the challenges for spectators is working out which ship is which and the Tall Ships Handbook is a handy guidebook that makes it easy to identify each vessel, and also gives some background to the history and ownership.

Author:Amanda Butcher
Specs:192 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.3 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:240 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2014)
Book: Tall Ships Handbook

Tall Ships Handbook

Language: English

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Sailing into the Past - Learning from Replica Ships

Until recently, there was little practical knowledge of the ships of the distant past. We could only surmise as to the manner in which a Viking ship sailed or how fast a Greek trireme could be rowed.
The building of accurate replicas over the past generation has changed all that, and what has been learnt about the ships and boats of our ancestors has radically changed our perceptions of sailing and voyaging. This beautifully-illustrated book charts those discoveries.

The world's leading authorities look at individual replicas and discuss what they have taught us. Boris Rankov and John Coates, for example, discuss the Greek trireme, while Antonia Macarthur outlines the lessons learnt on Cook's Endeavour.
Each chapter deals with a particular vessel and construction, sail plans, and the intended role are covered before an analysis of sailing performance is discussed. Windward ability, seakindliness, speed and ease of handling are all dealt with. General chapters by Richard Woodman and Sean McGrail set the scene.

A fascinating work which offers the most accessible view yet as to how the ships of our seafaring forbears affected the manner in which they traded, fought and explored.

Author:Jenny Bennett
Specs:224 pages, 25.5 x 18.5 x 2 cm / 10 x 7.3 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:175 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2009)
Book: Sailing into the Past - Learning from Replica Ships

Sailing into the Past - Learning from Replica Ships

Language: English

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