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Stephen Biesty's Cross-sections: Man-of-War

Stephen Biesty s Cross sections Man of War Showing a slice of life at sea in the th century this book chops up an th century warship like a sausage into a series of incredibly detailed cross sections a trip in slices from bow to stern Eac

  • Title: Stephen Biesty's Cross-sections: Man-of-War
  • Author: Stephen Biesty
  • ISBN: 0751350451
  • Page: 181
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  • Showing a slice of life at sea in the 18th century, this book chops up an 18th century warship like a sausage into a series of incredibly detailed cross sections a trip in slices from bow to stern Each slice reveals details of life on board the ship, from the horror of battle stations to the dread of nightly rations.

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    1. Noto una carencia en buenos libros de divulgaci n para j venes hoy en d a pero este es una excepci n Estupendas ilustraci nes que sumerjen al lector en el mundo de la navegaci n a vela en tiempos de Nelson Muy recomendable, tambien para aprender ingl s.


    2. What a brilliant book I have spent hours poring over it and will spend many The illustrations are brilliant and the accompanying text does them justice The sheer detail is mind blowing You feel yourself drawn into the pages themselves, making you one with the ship and her crew A great book for both young and old.


    3. Dorling Kindersley has in the past twenty years quickly established itself as an outstanding publisher of niche books children s reference books, travel guides, atlases, and the such What I find so remarkable about a number of their children s books is how enormously satisfying they are for adults as well, even adults who are fairly familiar with the subject matter One of the better series of books in their impressive list are the Cross Sections books by Stephen Biesty As someone who is interest [...]


    4. Everything He shows you EVERYTHING from how the crew ate their meals, to what scurvy looked like, how they got tattoos, how they spent liberty, captain s quarters, sleeping conditions, the lavatories if you could call them that , some info on rigging, maggots in the biscuits, the origins of some nautical terms like Knots and Poop Deck , battle and warfare, officer rankings and pay structure, burials at sea, surgery amputations , ship repairs, storage, bilges, galley, carpentry endless A MUST for [...]


    5. The book s information is all over the map The drawings are vaguely cartoonish Both things are positive selling points for me Spending time riffling through the pages is always fun I ve learned a few things I didn t get with my other Aubrey companion books and taken altogether the book serves as a nice refresher or distillation for the intense reading I ve done on the same subject.What I didn t like about the experience, and this is nobody s fault but mine I wound up paying 50 for a book that o [...]


    6. I ve always been fascinated with sailing man of war When I first came across Stephen Biesty s book, I did not purchase it right away at the book store Much to my regret, when I was ready to buy at a late date the book was no longer available.When I bought this book via I was happy as a lark I really enjoyed flipping the pages and looking at the ship and the author skillfully adding details about other aspect of life aboard sailing man of war It had the right amount of information without being o [...]


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