SHIPS: Legendary Journeys (Includes 9 Giant Pull-Out Pages)BRIAN LAVERY Book Number: 88499 Product format: Hardback
This attractive pull-out book for ages seven upwards incorporates models of nine types of ship, from the Greek trireme to the container ship and ports of today. Half the model ship is anchored to the page while an envelope allows the reader to pull the picture out to its fullest extent, offering extra information, facts and specifications. The earliest seagoing ships were built by the Egyptians about 5000 years ago and were made of reeds. Over a millennium later, the Greek trireme was an incredibly fast warship with three banks of oars. Pirates were a perennial problem, and in the 17th and 18th centuries, merchant galleons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean were at the mercy of marauders from North Africa or China. At the same time, the Dutch, British and French were becoming great naval powers with their three-decker 74-gun warships. Their crews worked four-hour shifts, with half being on duty at any one time. The 19th century age of steam saw the pioneering of screw propellers with the SS Great Britain, now docked in Bristol. The book also covers ironclad warships, the racing clipper and luxury liners such as the Titanic. Fun and informative. Apologies for sticker. 30pp, cardboard pull-tabs and pull out info sheets in colour of Racing Clippers, Cargo Giants, Ironclads and Pirates. Numerous accompanying illustrations, all in full colour.
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00