Pioneers of Design and Construction
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Published:May 15, 2010
by Fred S. Walker (Author)

In the past three centuries the ship has developed from the relatively unsophisticated sail-driven vessel to the huge motor-driven container ships, nuclear submarines, and vast cruise liners that ply our seas today. This book describes the lives and achievements of more than 120 great engineers, scientists, philosophers, businessmen, shipwrights, naval architects, and inventors who shaped ship design and shipbuilding worldwide. All these innovators are presented in context so that a clear and fascinating history of the development of ships and shipbuilding emerges.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardback : 256 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 15, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1591147883
  • ISBN-13: 9781591147886
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 X 9.8 in
  • Shipping Weight: 32 oz

Fred M. Walker is naval architect at the National Maritime Museum in England.

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