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Royal prestige, intellectual curiosity, and territorial expansion all propelled mankind to undertake perilous voyages across unpredictable oceans. This large and lavishly illustrated volume brings that history of seafaring to life. From the early Phoenician navigation techniques to the technologies behind today's mega-ships, the greatest advances in shipbuilding are all covered, accompanied by hundreds of images. And with an in-depth look at navigational instruments (including those used by the Vikings), it's the perfect gift for experienced sailors and armchair adventurers alike.
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