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by Lincoln P. Paine

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Author:
Lincoln P. Paine
ISBN13:
978-0395715567
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0395715563
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (November 1, 1997)
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This book is a magnificent survey of several thousand years of river, lake, and open-ocean ships, from those that . This encyclopedia is literally the White Pages of ships: if you know exactly which ship from history to look up, you'll be fine

This book is a magnificent survey of several thousand years of river, lake, and open-ocean ships, from those that floated on the prehistoric Nile, through the centuries of sailing ships, to engine-driven monsters that carried airplanes to victory, to supertankers, such as the Exxon Valdez. Entries are alphabetical by name of ship, and many include illustrations, with a few in color. This encyclopedia is literally the White Pages of ships: if you know exactly which ship from history to look up, you'll be fine. There is no geographic cross-reference index to, for example, view ships of the Spanish Armada, historical English ships or .

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Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history, from the drawing board to the scrap yard or museum. Even fictional ships and boats, such as the African Queen, are included.

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Paine, Lincoln . Ships of the World, An Historical Encyclopedia; Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1997. Atwater, Edward, History of the Colony of New Haven; 1880. pp. 84, 85). Lauder-Frost, . Cheal, Henry, The Story of Shoreham, Hove Combridges, 1921. East Lothian Life, Issue 22, Autumn 1996, (ISSN 1361-7818).

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Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year. Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.

Naval vessels of the world. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels. ShipsoftheWorld edia LincolnP. Paine Withcontributionsby JamesH. Ships - The History & Specs of 300 World-Famous Ships. Merchant Ships Portfolio Web. (1922 The Splendid Book of Steamships.

From Noah's Ark to the Exxon Valdez, this reference describes the important roles that ships have played in human history and explores in great detail more than one thousand vessels that have helped shape the modern world.
  • This encyclopedia is literally the White Pages of ships: if you know exactly which ship from history to look up, you'll be fine. There is no geographic cross-reference index to, for example, view ships of the Spanish Armada, historical English ships or U.S. military vessels. It would greatly benefit from such an index and even a brief section on basic types of vessels (i.e., steamship vs schooner vs destroyer). The information on each vessel varies wildly from a couple paragraphs to three pages. This book is more of an appendix for enthusiasts or others who already have a more comprehensive collection on ships. It hardly rates as an encyclopedia, but more as a book you'd hand a high school student so they can fill out their class paper on the Santa Maria. I'd return it, but I purchased it for pennies on the Marketplace. I'll just have to stick it on my shelf and hope one day it'll provide enlightenment on some obscure ship from history referenced from a more complete tome.

  • Like many 'encyclopedias' of boats and ships in one volume, it has strengths and weaknesses. The real import of this book is that it lead to the writing of "The Sea & Civilization", a one volume tour de force. It is great on covering key ships in the development of Western Civilization, and weaker by far on non-western traditions. I would have liked to see more on the role of skin-on-frame craft, which were critical in the settlement of the British Isles and Ireland, but of course, little is left in the archaeological and historical record on these craft. The non-western world is much better covered in The Sea & Civilization. Absolutely going to keep this one for my nautical library. Only gave it a 3 instead of a 4 because his other works are so outstanding, this one looks modest in comparison.

  • This is the best addition to my collection of nautical/maritime books since my purchase of the Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. I've already spent many hours reading the different ship histories and learning more about ships I've read about since I was a young boy. From Nelson's Victory to Luckner's Seeadler and Dewey's Olympia, Paine's books has them all. Concise, well-written histories that dwell on the human as well as the technical, make this a must-have for any naval or maritime history buff's shelf. Just a few quibbles. The Essex class carrier U.S.S. Franklin was probaby named after the Benjamin Franklin and not the Battle of Franklin. Every other Essex class is name after something from the Revolutionary War, so I would assume that the Franklin is too. Also, I wished Paine had included the U.S.S. Pensylvania, the 120-gun wooden warship built for the Navy that was burned at Norfolk during the Civil War. I also was surprised to see H.M.S Kelly left out. But these are minor quibbles with a splendid book that has earned a place of honor in my collection

  • Excellent book with historical details of many ships

  • This book has a lot of easy to glean info, but essentially about European and American craft, up until the modern period, when it becomes slightly more "of the world." Those looking for information for boats important to maritime history of East Asia, for example, will be sorely disappointed. Nothing about kitamaebune or higakikaisen, to name just two types of Japanese merchant vessels that helped shape that countries emerging modern economy. As such, this tome should be called ships of [about half] the world. From that point of view, it is more like 3 1/2 stars, since the book is comprehensive but the data for each ship (not to mention illustrations) are fairly sparse.

  • Beautiful and informative. Arrived in excellent condition.

  • this book is amazing! using it for a homeschool unit on nautical history, and i read it as much for myself as i do for teaching!

  • This is an excellent, comprehensive and detailed compendium of the "biographies" of hundreds of the notable ships, boats and other water craft of many nations throughout history. The book is amply illustrated and it also contains very useful appendixes. It is a first-rate reference work and should be in the library of anyone who is interested in the diverse vessels that have sailed, cruised and rowed on and under the sea.