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Poole, Robert M.
Top right corner of ffep slightly damaged where lebel has been peeled away. 357pp.
The Penguin Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1594200327
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Inventory #27967
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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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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Lewis, Michael
N.B. Lacks ffep. 3 Library stamps, 1 sticker. 247pp.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1969, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0049230514
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Inventory #24379
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Hakluyt, Richard
Head and tail of spine rubbed. Foxing to the bottom edge of pages and front and back paste downs. Boards a little faded. Illustrated throughout. 293pp.
William Heinemann, 1927, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21444
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Craig, Gerald M.
N.B. Tear to bottom right corner of half title page with very small amount of loss. Corners of boards and head and tail of spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Slight mark to top edge of front board. 300pp.
The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1955, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #29043
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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