CLIPPERS: The Ships That Shaped the World


CLIPPERS: The Ships That Shaped the World

DANIEL NOLAN    Book Number: 85810    Product format: Hardback

Clippers were the ultimate refinement of the merchant sailing ship and dominated ocean trade routes. The greatest wind-propelled vehicles ever, their seaworthiness and exceptional beauty was matched by the great speeds they reached. Designed and built for the fast transport of cargo, passengers and mail, they were admired as wondrous creations that reduced the time it took to reach the far corners of the earth. Daniel Nolan's comprehensive narrative records the achievements of famous clipper ships that raced round America, around the world and from China to England with tea. Chapters include Rakish Vessels, the Golden Age of the Yankee Clipper, Iron and Steel Clippers, Rounding the Horn, Explorers and Sail Training and Museum Ships. Here are the heroes and villains, epic voyages and feats, drama and tragedy. 70 contemporary illus. Heavyweight 424 pages, 16 x 24cm, first edition 2011.
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ISBN 9781908726001
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