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    DescriptionAnthony Burton's concise and informative guide to British shipbuilding will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about its history or find out about the life of a shipbuilder and his family. In a clear and accessible way he traces its development from the medieval period to its peak in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and on into the present day.He describes how, at the height of its powers, it was of immense importance. It employed tens of thousands of workers, so a large proportion of the population today has some connection with it. And this great industry was also so widespread that wherever you move around the coast of Britain, you will never be far from a former shipbuilding centre. This practical handbook will be an invaluable guide for family and local historians and for readers with a more general interest in shipbuilding. It introduces the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in it. Anthony Burton left a career in publishing in the 1960s to become a full-time writer, specializing in industrial and transport history. Among his many books are three important studies of British ships and shipbuilding: The Past Afloat, which accompanied a BBC TV series that he wrote and presented, The Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding and The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain's Maritime Past. Recently he has worked as the historic adviser on a TV series focusing on various aspects of industrial history, including shipbuilding, for the Discovery Channel.


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    Title
    Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors
    Subtitle
    A Guide for Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Burton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848840966
    ISBN 10: 1848840969
    Classifications

    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQY, WGG
    DC22: 929.1072
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010, REF013000
    DC22: 338.47623820
    Thema V1.0: WGG, WQY
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley