On the Waters of the USA

On the Waters of the USA : Ships and Boats in American Life

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Canoes, clippers, schooners, sloops, whalers, flatboats, steamboats, hydrofoils, submersibles -- the story of American transport by water has been one of constant adventure and advancement.On the Waters of America traces the remarkable history of America's romance with water transport, from Native American birch bark canoes to precarious crossings of the Atlantic to the astonishing boom in ship-building to present-day innovations. The countless rivers, bays, lakes, deep harbors, (and eventually canals) and two vast oceans necessitated the development of ships and boats as lifelines for commerce and travel, but it was the desire for mobility that made Americans eager to embrace each new means of transport. Illustrated with numerous photographs, maps, sidebars, and a technology timeline,On the Waters of America is a fascinating recounting of America's seafaring tradition.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 205.7 x 256.5 x 10.2mm | 430.92g
  • English
  • 0195132270
  • 9780195132274

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