The Encyclopedia of Ships is the definitive guide to more than 1500 of the most important ships from the earliest times to the present day. From the Viking longship, through the 16th century galleon to the super carriers and nuclear... Read moreRead less
The Encyclopedia of Ships is the definitive guide to more than 1500 of the most important ships from the earliest times to the present day. From the Viking longship, through the 16th century galleon to the super carriers and nuclear submarines of the 21st century, the book includes every type of ship in which man has gone to war. But ships have many other non-belligerent uses and the book also explores those vessels which have explored the globe, conducted trade, and afforded great adventure, luxury and entertainment. From the smallest coastal traders up to the vast oil tankers of today, from the graceful clippers of the 19th century to the modern passenger liners, this is the comprehensive guide to all the world’s ships both military and civilian.
The ships are arranged in chapters arranged chronologically, and ordered by name of ship within each chapter. They are illustrated with photographs or colour artworks and each entry features a full specifications table as well as a design, development and career history. A comprehensive glossary of all sailing and nautical terms appears at the end of the book.
The Encyclopedia of Ships is the essential reference book for all maritime and ship enthusiasts.
Format: 285 x 225mm
Word count: 270,000
Illustrations: 1,300 photographs and artworks
There is no Amber trade edition currently available.
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