As a former curator, the author knows his way around the outstanding collections of the National Maritime Museum. – This is a well researched, beautifully produced and impeccably illustrated work that will become a standard in its field – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Wooden Warship Construction, a History in Ship Models FILE: R2543 AUTHOR: Brian Lavery PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Seaforth BINDING: hard back PAGES: 128 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Royal Navy, Napoleonic Wars, technology, naval architecture, wood working, model making, construction techniques, warships, marine engineering
IMAGE: B2543.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yu8jgxnuv LINKS: DESCRIPTION: As a former curator, the author knows his way around the outstanding collections of the National Maritime Museum. - This is a well researched, beautifully produced and impeccably illustrated work that will become a standard in its field – Highly Recommended. The author has written an impressive number of books on maritime history that have become classics in their field and a source of reference by other authors and film makers. This book fits nicely into his portfolio. Ship models continue to be built, even in an age of 3D modelling and computer aided design. Before the age of computers there was no other way of providing a facsimile of a warship for instruction, sales and marketing, presentation and for the reference of shipbuilders. Many of these original models have survived in museums and provide a first class presentation of vessels that no longer exist. From these models it is possible to see how some technology served on for hundreds of years and which technology introduced a key advance in naval operations. In much the same way, models of shipyards provide a view that cannot be achieved in any other way. Some were produced at the time and others are careful model reconstructions of shipyards that have since changed or disappeared. The text is descriptive and the subject is reviewed in a logical manner that lays out all of the elements of construction of wooden sailing warships and their places of construction. To this is added lavish illustration of the finest quality, almost entirely in full colour.