THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPPING deals with the merchant ship in the first half of the 20th century, a period in which a variety of specialized ships developed recognizable characteristics that were not to change radically until the shiphandling innovations of the 1960s - as analyzed in THE SHIPPING REVOLUTION volume in this series.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPPING is the ninth in an ambitious program of twelve volumes intended to provide the first detailed and comprehensive account of a technology that has shaped human history. It has been conceived as a basic reference work, the essential first stop for anyone seeking information on any aspect of the 'Golden Years' of shipping between 1900-1960. Lavishly illustrated, it includes over 200 black-and-white photos.
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Book Sales, Inc. is proud to present THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPPING, volume nine in a twelve-part series entitled
CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP.
The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. Conway's HISTORY OF THE SHIP is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon.
An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that each vilume is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook.
Every significant ship type from the dawn of seafaring to the present day is analysed in detailed and coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme which allows it to stand alone, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.
THE EARLIEST SHIPS
The Evolution of boats into ships.
THE AGE OF THE GALLEY
The Mediterranean since pre-Classical times.
COGS, CARAVELS AND GALLEONS
The development of the three-masted full rigged ship.
THE LINE OF BATTLE
The sailing warship from about 1650 to the introduction of steam circa 1840.
THE HEYDAY OF SAIL
Merchant shipping before the coming of steam.
THE ADVENT OF STEAM
The earliest experiments to the triumph of the merchant ship circa 1900.
STEAM, STEEL AND SHELLFIRE
The naval revolution that produced the ironclad and the dreadnought, circa 1815-1905.
SAILS LAST CENTURY
The perfection and inevitable demise of merchant sail, circa 1830-1930.
ECLIPSE OF THE BIG GUN
Battleship, aircraft carrier and submarine - the warship from 1906 to 1945.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping from transatlantic liners to coastal traders in the period 1900-1960.
NAVIES IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
Fighting ships since 1945 and the future of the warship.
THE SHIPPING REVOLUTION
The massive changes to merchant ships, and their trades since the war.
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