THE REAL BOOK ABOUT SHIPS by Irvin Block

THE REAL BOOK ABOUT SHIPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A full bodied survey, interesting and easily presented, that starts with an extensive once over of the until recently biggest ship in the world- the Queen Elizabeth. After a conversational trip through her boiler rooms, galleys, poop decks and even a dip in the swimming pool, the chapters shift to history and there is a section each on Egypt, the old Mediterranean traders, Norsemen, the how and why of sailing ships, navigation, steam, whalers, battleships, and sailors themselves. A bibliography and added details on ship lore and legend are included.

Pub Date: Feb. 2nd, 1953
Publisher: Garden City