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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 ($ 10.41 approx. - € 8.83 approx.)
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LeMoine, J. M.
N.B. Head and tail of spine and corners of boards slightly bumped. Slight fading to spine. Several small marks to boards. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Minor foxing to foredge of pages. Good tight binding. 380pp.
Dawson Bros, Dawson & Co., John W. Lovell, 1878, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #26510
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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McVicker, Mary F.
Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian gentlewoman whose parents supported her education and artistic training. Anthropology and the 'new' science of geology appealed to her father and soon captured her own interest. After her father's death in 1887, Adela began a lifetime of travel, exploring past cultures and landscapes. Often camping or staying in small villages, accompanied only by her Indian guide and companion, she created a pictorial account of the Mexican countryside in the 1890s. Famed archaeologist and fellow Briton Alfred P Maudslay, aware of Adela's talents, asked her to return to Mexico and check his copies of the murals at the ruins of Chichen Itza in the jungles of the Yucatan. This was the turning point in her career that would lead to international recognition as an archaeological copyist, researcher, and interpreter of the rapidly disappearing painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed colour record of many aspects of the Pre-Columbian past. When the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ended her travels to Mexico, she turned her inquiring mind to linguistics and began her study and copying of rare colonial-era documents.218pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826336787
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Inventory #17616
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 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 ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Hyland, Paul
This title is a study in vanity and ambition, madness and resignation. Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the greatest courtiers of his day, Elizabeth's favourite, dashing, brilliant, wily and powerful. This book book takes as its subject his extraordinary last months, during the summer of 1618 when, his last voyage a failure and under great suspicion from James I, he was escorted back to London by Sir Lewis Stucley; the tragi-comic story of this journey, from Plymouth to the scaffold, of Raleigh's grotesque behaviour along the way, of the web of deceit and counter-treachery woven between him and his reviled and much misunderstood betrayer "Judas" Stucley, and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manourie. Around this last journey will be linked the other players in the drama: Bess, Raleigh's handsome, resourceful and distracted wife; Carew, their 13-year-old son; and Samuel King, privateering captain and link with past glories. On countless occasions Raleigh has the opportunity to escape, and refuses it; then, when he at last opts for freedom (in a false beard), he finds himself betrayed again. 242pp.
Harper Collins, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0007106009
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Inventory #20974
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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