Glasgow Museums, The Ship Models, A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue

A Must-Read book on a Must-Visit Museum facility. The Publisher has excelled with a lavishly produced, lavishly illustrated epic and an incredibly low price. – Most Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Glasgow Museums, The Ship Models, A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue
FILE: R3053
AUTHOR: Emily Malcolm, Michael R Harrison
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Seaforth Publishing
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £35.00                                                                
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Glasgow, River Clyde, Clydebank, Clyde-side Shipyards, Industrial 
Revolution, timber ships, steel ships, pioneering, marine engineering, innovation, 
record-breaking, launching, ship building, steam engines, steam turbines, gas turbines, 
aircraft carriers

ISBN: 978-1-5267-5752-4

IMAGE: B3053.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: A Must-Read book on a Must-Visit Museum facility. The Publisher 
has excelled with a lavishly produced, lavishly illustrated epic and an incredibly 
low price. – Most Highly Recommended.

The contribution of Clyde shipyards, not only to Britain but to the world, is a 
magnificent heritage. Even with the European Union's efforts to hollow out and 
destroy British manufacturing, the Clyde has managed, just, to cling on and produce 
ships. Yards that were once at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution may be no 
more, but the ground breaking vessels they launched continue, not least in the 
magnificent Glasgow Museums Ship Models.

Ships have been built along the Clyde for a very long time but what made the area 
famous was the move from building in wood to constructing in steel, and replacing 
sail with steam power. Wooden boats continued to be constructed but the magic and 
importance was steel and steam.

This book has been produced lavishly. The best gloss paper stock has been used in a 
large format volume. The full colour reproduction is impeccable, and the binding is 
designed to withstand frequent and heavy use. This is the quality of production that 
normally carries a cover price of more than £70 but somehow Seaforth have managed 
to offer this highly desirable book at a cover price of only £35 and, during its print 
life, it will probably be offered with special discounts. Copies will fly off the shelves, 
and deservedly so. This is a book that no one with any level of interest in maritime 
history and technology can afford to be without. There are also electronic versions 
available but, at this price, the first choice must be the paper edition and then perhaps 
an eBook edition for portability.

There are some 600 models in the collection and, even with this number, the authors 
have managed to include images and extended captions, together with a history of the 
collection. Having read the book, few will be able to resist a visit to see the models in 
Glasgow. This is an extraordinary collection that covers a wide history of boat and 
shipbuilding in the area and the development of new marine technologies. There are 
some very large models that are incredibly well detailed. The 'Queens' that 
revolutionized passenger transport across the Atlantic are there. Small wooden open 
boats are included and everything between. This includes HMS Ocean, a light fleet 
carrier that was the first to receive a jet aircraft landing, appropriately by a Scot, the 
redoubtable, the late, Capt Eric “Winkle” Brown, a naval aviator and test pilot, who 
now holds a position  in the Guinness Book of Records that is most unlikely to ever 
be equalled as the pilot to have flown the largest number of aircraft types. All manner 
of vessels are presented in beautifully staged surroundings. There are also models of 
power plants and this is one of the finest collections of ship models in the world.