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The Advent of Steam: Merchant Steamship Before 1900 (Conway's History of the Ship)

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Editore: Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1999
ISBN 10: 0851775632 / ISBN 13: 9780851775630
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Titolo: The Advent of Steam: Merchant Steamship ...

Casa editrice: Conway Maritime Press Ltd

Data di pubblicazione: 1999

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Riassunto: The advent of steam power was one of the greatest innovations in maritime transport since the development of the three-masted ship. This book examines the history of the merchant steamship, from the introduction of the paddle to screw propulsion and the emergence of efficient compound engines.


The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon.
An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook.
Every significant ship type from the dawn of seafaring to the present day is analyzed in detailed and coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme which allows it to stand alone, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.

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