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Ship Decoration

Autor: Andy Peters
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321767
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This book is a detailed comparative study of the decorative work _ figurehead, topside ornamentation and stern gallery design _ carried by the ships of the major maritime states of Europe in the zenith of the sailing era. It covers both warships and the most prestigious merchant ships, the East Indiamen of the great chartered companies. The work began life in the year 2000 when the author was commissioned to carry out research for an ambitious project to build a full-size replica of a Swedish East Indiaman, which produced a corpus of information whose relevance stretched way beyond the immediate requirements of accurately decorating the replica.??In tracking the artistic influences on European ship decoration, it became clear that this was essentially the story of the baroque style, its dissemination from France, and its gradual transformation into distinct national variations in Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. It is an inherently visual subject and the book illustrates developments with numerous photographs of contemporary ship models, paintings and plans, as well as the author's own interpretive illustrations of details.??As the first major work on the topic for nearly a century, it will be of obvious appeal to ship modellers and historians, but with comparative examples drawn from architecture and sculpture, it also makes a broader contribution to the history of the applied arts.

Figureheads Of The Royal Navy

Autor: David Pulvertaft
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 9781848321014
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Follows the history and development of the figurehead carvings, including their names and the symbolism incorporated, that adorned 5,000 ships of the Royal Navy from the reign of Henry VIII through the early part of the 20th century.

Kings Of The Sea

Autor: J David Davies
Publisher: Seaforth Publsihing
ISBN: 1848324022
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It has always been widely accepted that the Stuart kings, Charles II and James II, had an interest in the navy and more generally in the sea. Their enthusiastic delight in sailing, for instance, is often cited as marking the establishment of yachting in England. The major naval developments in their reigns on the other hand – developments that effectively turned the Royal Navy into a permanent, professional fighting force for the first time – have traditionally been attributed to Samuel Pepys. This new book, based on a wide range of new and previously neglected evidence, presents a provocative new theory: that the creation of the proper ‘Royal Navy’ was in fact due principally to the Stuart brothers, particularly Charles II, who is presented here, not as the lazy monarch neglectful of the detail of government, but as a king with an acute and detailed interest in naval affairs. The author also demonstrates that Charles’ Stuart predecessors were far more directly involved in naval matters than has usually been allowed, and proves that Charles’ and James’ command of ship design and other technical matters went well beyond the bounds of dilettante enthusiasm. It is shown how Charles in particular, intervened in ship design discussions at a highly technical level; how the brothers were principally responsible for the major reforms that established a permanent naval profession; and how they personally sponsored important expeditions and projects such as Greenvile Collins’ survey of British waters. The book also reassesses James II’s record as a fighting admiral. It is a fascinating journey into the world of the Stuart navy and shows how the ‘Kings of the Sea’ were absolutely central to the development of its ships, their deployment and the officer corps which commanded them; it offers a major reassessment of that dynasty’s involvement in naval warfare.

The Earthmover Encyclopedia

Autor: Keith Haddock
ISBN: 9781610592093
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"This colossal reference book documents the timeless urge to reshape the world, and the machines used to do so from the 1088's to today. From utility tractors and loaders up to the largest diggers and bulldozers, every piece of heavy equipment is listed here by model and manufacturer, making this the most exhaustive book on the world's most hard-working vehicles and machines"--Publisher's description.

Sovereigns Of The Sea

Autor: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470116678
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Savor the story of the ultimate warship in Sovereigns of the Sea: The Quest to Build the Perfect Renaissance Battleship, which chronicles the history of Sovereign of the Seas, an immensely powerful floating fortress. You will enjoy this gripping tale of an arms race that created and ruined empires, changed the map of the world, and led Europe out of the Renaissance and into the Modern age. Understand how the Sovereign of the Seas became the model for a whole new generation of warships that would dominate naval warfare until the advent of steam power.

The Kellner Affair

Autor: Peter M. Larsen
ISBN: 9781854432919
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The Kellner Affair tells the fascinating story of some of the most influential people in the French luxury car business before the War and how they came together and fought bravely against the Nazi occupation force in Paris. it tells how they formed a resistance group an gathered intelligence - how they were betrayed by double agents, and how they were executed in 1942.

The Ashley Book Of Knots

Autor: Clifford Warren Ashley
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385040253
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Traces the history of knot tying and offers illustrated instructions for nearly four thousand different knots

The Red Car

Autor: Don Stanford
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
ISBN: 9781568497310
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This is the story of Hap Adams, a teenage boy who finds a beat-up MG TC sports car, restores it, and learns the joys of sports cars and driving from the town mechanic, Frenchy Lascelle.

Masters Of Mayhem

Autor: James Stejskal
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 9781612005744
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Explores the early use of modern unconventional warfare by T. E. Lawrence behind the lines in North Africa and Arabia during World War I.

The Man Who Supercharged Bond

Autor: Paul Kenny
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844254682
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A close relation of Winston Churchill, Amherst Villiers is perhaps best known as the man who supercharged the Blower Bentley (which his close friend Ian Fleming had James Bond drive in Casino Royale and Moonraker). However, he also developed racing cars, designed Malcolm Campbell's first land speed record breaking Bluebird and made a return to front-line motor racing in the 1960s with BRM and in the 1970s with Graham Hill's eponymous Grand Prix team. He spent the best part of 30 years in North America working for the likes of Grumman, Douglas and Boeing on a variety of space projects. In his spare time, he was a society portrait painter, and his paintings of Fleming and Hill hang in the London's National Portrait Gallery.

Mysteries Of The Mexican Pyramids

Autor: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Reproductions of primitive and nineteenth-century drawings and modern photographs illustrate an inquiry into the histories, construction, and purposes of ancient Mexican and Central American pyramids

Navy Board Ship Models

Autor: Simon Stephens
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781682473740
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From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navy's administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognized style, which included features like the unplanked lower hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasized the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects - indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one - and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modeler's art. As benefits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous color photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in model making or historic ships.

Henry Parker And The English Civil War

Autor: Michael Mendle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521314
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Professor Mendle situates each of Parker's significant tracts in its polemical, intellectual, and political context.

Interwoven Globe

Autor: Amelia Peck
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588394964
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A global exploration of textile design and its far-reaching influence on aesthetics, commerce, and taste