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    Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) J. Richard Steffy

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    DescriptionThis book is a guide to the study of the most marvelous structures ever built by humankind-wooden ships and boats. It is intended for nautical archaeologists and for anyone charged with documenting and interpreting the remains of wrecked or abandoned vessels. It will also be of value to historians, authors, model builders, and others interested in the design and construction of wooden watercraft of the past. The text is divided into three parts. The first introduces the discipline and presents enough basic information to permit the untrained reader to understand the analysis of ship and boat construction that follows. Part II is broken into three chapters that investigate ancient, medieval, and post-medieval shipwrecks and supporting documentation. Not all of the world's ship and boat excavations can be included in this single volume; nautical archaeology has progressed too far for that. Instead, these three chapters have been assembled to represent a cross section of shipbuilding technology as seen through the interpretation of a select group of finds. Part III addresses the techniques of recording hull remains, assembling archival information, reconstructing vessels, and converting data into plans and publication. It is by no means a `how-to` section. Sites, logistics, and the wrecks themselves vary so much that, like wooden shipbuilding, this discipline can never become an exact science. Rather, the third part of the book discusses work done on previous projects and suggests additional methods that might prove helpful to readers in their own endeavors. The book contains an illustrated glossary, specifically designed for archaeological use. There is also a select bibliography, annotated where titles do not indicate content and arranged in historical groups to provide sources for most areas of research.


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    Title
    Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Richard Steffy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603445207
    ISBN 10: 160344520X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HDR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: VM
    B&T General Subject: 790
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    B&T Approval Code: A19244200
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006000
    DC22: 623.8207
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010
    DC21: 623.8207
    Abridged Dewey: 623
    B&T Approval Code: A17303800
    DC23: 930.102804
    Thema V1.0: NKR
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Texas A & M University Press
    Imprint name
    Texas A & M University Press
    Publication date
    17 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    College Station
    Review quote
    `The book has three parts, all superbly illustrated and fully referenced . . . this book is a surpassing achievement, and will be the basic text on ship and boat archaeology for years to come.`--;/div>--David Gibbons `Antiquity `