Shire Publications Ltd
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ABOUT THE BOOK After an introduction to the topic of maritime archaeology and an account of the way maritime archaeologists work Seaacute;n McGrail describes the building and use of rafts boats and ships in north-west Europe up to about 1500. The evidence for early sea voyages and for navigation without instruments is surveyed and there follows a summary of present knowledge about early water transport in the Mediterranean Arabia India south-east Asia China Australia the south Pacific and the Americas. There is a glossary of technical terms a list of places to visit and guidance on further reading. This volume is a revised and expanded version of Ancient Boats first published in the Shire Archaeology series in 1983. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Seaacute;n McGrail served in the Royal Navy from 1946 to 1968 the last sixteen years as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm and qualified as a Master Mariner. Since 1993 he has been Visiting Professor at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology University of Southampton
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