For nearly all of human history the coasts and oceans, and rivers and lakes have offered paths for exploration, settings for warfare, routes for commerce and colonialism and, of course, sources for food. And for all these activities an incredible variety of indigenous watercraft have been fashioned by sailors and fishermen and shipwrights. "Aak to Zumbra" surveys them all and contains descriptions of form and function, means of propulsion, crew size, particular design features, as well as notes on construction methods and materials. There are thousands of cross-references, starred for easy reference, with vernacular and specialised terms. Also included are little-known, rare and extinct types, notes on cultural traditions, along with a reading list and a geographical index. The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra

Author: The Mariners' Museum

Title: The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra

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First Published by: Chatham Publishing

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Format: HC

Date: 1 July 2003

ISBN-10: 1861761821

ISBN-13: 9781861761828

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