From the Stone Age to the present day, no technology has had a more profound impact on mankind than watercraft. Boats and ships made possible the settlement and conquest of new worlds. They determined the victors of history-changing wars and aided the spread of new philosophies, technologies, and religions. Even today, virtually everything we purchase and consumefrom petroleum and consumer electronics to the clothes we wear and much of the food we eatdepends upon seaborne trade. Fifty Ships that Changed the Course of History is more than just a delight for lovers of the seaits a virtual history of the world told through the boats and ships that influenced how and where people lived, with whom they traded, the ideas they exchanged, and how they won and lost the battles that set the course of later generations and millennia. Fifty Ships that Changed the Course of History contains not only maritime marvels from ages past, but also some of the most iconic Australian and New Zealand watercraft. Included are the likes of Captain Cooks HMS Endeavour and Greenpeaces once flagship Rainbow Warrior. Beautifully illustrated with historic artwork and modern photography, its also a guide to how men and women went to sea or down the river in every age and place.

ISBN: 9781925335309
Author: Graham, Ian
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Dimension: 227mm X 170mm