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How did boats evolve from hollowed logs used for fishing to magnificent liners and tankers? This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tell the fascinating story of how and why boats rafts and ships have changed over the ages.See how a plank boat is constructed and look at sails from around the world from the elegant junks and hows of the East to the many-masted clippers that sailed the seven seas during the 19th century.
Learn why the Titanic was thought to be 'unsinkable ' and how it feels to be standing on the bridge of modern fire ship. From fishermen on kayaks to soldiers on galleys cargo on steamships to sailors on yachts this book will show you the importance and perils of a life at sea.Produced in association with the National Maritime Museum Greenwich Boat is a compelling and informative guide to the development and history of boats and ships worldwide.