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Heath, Byron
This is the story of the evolution of the sailing ships that gradually linked Australia to Europe. The book explains how the navigational problems of Australia's huge coastline were conquered by ships that were at the cutting-edge of technology for their time. The story covers the period from antiquity until the arrival of Britain's First Fleet at Botany Bay in January 1788 and highlights the rapid improvement of ship construction after the European Renaissance began the trend to reasoned experiment that replaced ignorance and dogma and made possible long return voyages to the ends of the earth. The author has been able to draw upon his experience in measurement technology to show that the improvements in ship design after the Middle Ages arose principally from the invention of increasingly precise measuring instruments such as the accurate clock and the lenses used in microscopes and telescopes. The ship's wheel, copper hull sheathing, antiscorbutic diet to counter scurvy and the sextant were all invented not long before the British colonised Australia. The book contains numerous maps and illustrations that highlight the maritime technology inherited by the British from the ships of Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and France who pioneered the ocean pathway to Australia. 192pp.
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1877058319
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Inventory #13020
Price: £ 7.99 GBP ($ 10.31 approx. - € 8.83 approx.)
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Hewitson, Jim
EX LIBRARY.Lacks ffep.One label one stamp.Following up his previous journey among the Scots in America, Jim Hewitson moves to the second great area of Scottish settlement - Australia and New Zealand. Focusing on the period up until World War II, the book examines in an anecdotal style the impact of the Scots - both positive and negative in the shaping of new lands, their continuing Scottishness, their integration and their achievements.308pp.
Canongate, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0862417759
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Inventory #23118
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Foreward By Dodwell, C. R.
Contains 48 pages of photographs.95pp.
Whitworth Art Gallery, 1976, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0905035240
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Inventory #21357
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Davies, Ioan
This lively book will be essential to all those attempting to understand the state of Cultural Studies in the West today. Ion Davies, who was in at the birth of Cultural Studies in Britain and followed its development in many parts of the world, is uniquely qualified to add historical depth and comparative breadth to this subject. Introducing the central theoretical issues, as well as the key personalities, Cultural Studies and Beyond traces the origins, growth and diffusion of the subject. 203pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners slightly creased.
Routledge, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415038375
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Inventory #24640
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Wills, John A.
An introduction to the subject of marine reinforced plastics, more commonly known as fiberglass, this guide offers solutions to blistering and other problems and then discusses recent discoveries and less conventional processes. 256pp.
Tiller Publishing, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1888671157
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Inventory #19615
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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