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Ships of the world : an historical encyclopedia

Covers over one thousand of the worlds best-known ships with descriptions of physical characteristics, construction, and history; illustrations detailing the grandeur of oceangoing vessels; and chronologies providing a perspective on underwater archaeological sites, disasters at sea, and more
Print Book, English, 1997
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1997
xiv, 680 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
9780395715567, 9780585109480, 0395715563, 0585109486
Maps.-Literary ships.-Chronologies. Archaeological sites. Maritime and related technology. Voyages of discovery. Naval history. Shipwrecks, hijackings, and other disasters.-Glossary