Ships of Discovery and Exploration

SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated ...

Author: Lincoln P. Paine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395984157

Category: History

Page: 188

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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 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. SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

Lost Ships

Showcases the search for three sunken ships--the Mahdia ship carring the spoils of Sulla's sack of Athens in the first century B.C.E., Horatio Nelson's first ship of the line, and the Graf Spee, a WWII German warship

Author: Mensun Bound

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0684852519

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Showcases the search for three sunken ships--the Mahdia ship carring the spoils of Sulla's sack of Athens in the first century B.C.E., Horatio Nelson's first ship of the line, and the Graf Spee, a WWII German warship

Ships of Discovery and Exploration

hips of Discovery and Exploration recounts the stories of more than 130 ships that sailed in exploratory voyages in all parts of the world and for all sorts ...

Author: Lincoln P. Paine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547561639

Category: History

Page: 208

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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 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. SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION tells the stories of 125 vessels that have played important roles in voyages of geographical exploration and scientific discovery, from early Polynesian double canoes to the most technically sophisticated submersibles. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history. Drawings, paintings, and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these oceangoing vessels, maps help the reader follow the routes of great seafarers and naval campaigns, and chronologies offer a perspective on underwater archaeology sites, maritime technology, exploration, and disasters at sea.

The Discovery of the Titanic

Highlights the first-hand account of the exploration of the Titanic shipwreck

Author: Robert D. Ballard

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Warner Books

ISBN: 0446513857

Category: History

Page: 230

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Highlights the first-hand account of the exploration of the Titanic shipwreck

Exploration and Empire

This dissertation research project focuses on maritime exploration during the Age of Discovery and the vessels that were the technological impetus for this dynamic era that ultimately led Christopher Columbus to the New World and Vasco da ...

Author: Katie Michelle Custer Bojakowski

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:746953115

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This dissertation research project focuses on maritime exploration during the Age of Discovery and the vessels that were the technological impetus for this dynamic era that ultimately led Christopher Columbus to the New World and Vasco da Gama to India. Little is known about the caravel and the nau, two ships which defined this era of global expansion; archival documents provide scant information regarding these vessels and to date there are only a few known archaeological examples. The caravel and the nau became lasting symbols of the bourgeoning Portuguese and Spanish maritime empires and are featured prominently in contemporaneous iconography. This dissertation bridges the gap between the humanities and sciences through the statistical analysis of the caravel, galleon, and nau in the iconographic record. As one of the first intensive uses of iconography in nautical archaeology, the study analyzed over 500 images using descriptive statistics and representational trends analysis in order to explore the two research questions posed, Are the ships represented in the iconography accurate? and Can iconography provide information on constructional characteristics of these vessels that will determine typology, evolution, and design changes? Gauging the accuracy of the ship representations was fundamental to establishing this study's validity. The artists creating these images were not shipwrights or mariners and thus this research was not limited to the technological and constructional aspects alone. The dissertation addressed technology as a cultural symbol in order to understand how and why cultures attach such powerful and important symbolism to technology and adopt it as an identifying feature. On a broader level, this dissertation proved that iconography is a viable data source within nautical archaeology. The representational trends and general construction proportions analyzed in the iconographic record did provide an ample amount of information about the different ship types to greatly assist in the reconstruction of a caravel, galleon, or nau. The vast quantities of new data generated using these methodologies have the potential to significantly advance the study of these three ship types when paired with current and future archaeological evidence.

Ships Seas and Scientists

Includes chapters on Wilkes expedition to Antarctica, 1838-42, U.S. expeditions in search of Franklin, 1850-55, and expeditions in North Pacific and Bering Strait, 1852-63.

Author: Vincent Ponko

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002080706

Category: Scientific expeditions

Page: 283

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Includes chapters on Wilkes expedition to Antarctica, 1838-42, U.S. expeditions in search of Franklin, 1850-55, and expeditions in North Pacific and Bering Strait, 1852-63.

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery 1415 1800

European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era.

Author: Ronald S. Love

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313320438

Category: History

Page: 195

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European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era.

Franklin s Lost Ship

Featuring the first images of the Erebus, this stunning book weaves together a story of historical mystery and modern adventure.

Author: John Geiger

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781443450546

Category: History

Page: 224

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The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845–1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The expedition's destruction was a mass disaster spread over two years. With the vessels beset and abandoned, the crew confronted a horrific ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, were stricken with scurvy and, ultimately, resorted to cannibalism in their final days. The mysterious fate of the ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, has captured the public's imagination for seventeen decades. Now, one of Franklin's lost ships has been found. During the summer of 2014, the Victoria Strait Expedition, the largest effort to find the ships since the 1850s, was led by Parks Canada in partnership with the Arctic Research Foundation, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and other public and private partners. The expedition used world-leading technology in underwater exploration and succeeded in a major find—the discovery of Erebus. News of the discovery made headlines around the world. In this fully illustrated account, readers will learn about the exciting expedition, challenging search and the ship's discovery. Featuring the first images of the Erebus, this stunning book weaves together a story of historical mystery and modern adventure.

Fathoming the Ocean

The history of how this changed—of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction—is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.

Author: Helen M ROZWADOWSKI

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674042940

Category: Science

Page: 292

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By the middle of the nineteenth century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. The history of how this changed--of how the depths became a scientific passion and a cultural obsession, an engineering challenge and a political attraction--is the story that unfolds in Fathoming the Ocean.

Background to Discovery

Perhaps this book's greatest strength lies in its remarkable synthesis of both the achievements of European maritime exploration and the political, economic, and scientific motives behind it.

Author: Derek Howse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520062086

Category: Travel

Page: 210

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Background to Discovery recounts the great voyages of discovery, from Dampier to Cook, that excited such fervent political and popular interest in eighteenth-century Europe. Perhaps this book's greatest strength lies in its remarkable synthesis of both the achievements of European maritime exploration and the political, economic, and scientific motives behind it. Writing essays on the literary and artistic response to the voyages as well, the contributors collectively provide a rich source for historians, geographers, and anyone interested in the history of voyage and travel. Background to Discovery recounts the great voyages of discovery, from Dampier to Cook, that excited such fervent political and popular interest in eighteenth-century Europe. Perhaps this book's greatest strength lies in its remarkable synthesis of both the achievements of European maritime exploration and the political, economic, and scientific motives behind it. Writing essays on the literary and artistic response to the voyages as well, the contributors collectively provide a rich source for historians, geographers, and anyone interested in the history of voyage and travel.

Exploration and Discovery

trade of Europe was carried in ships markedly inferior in design and
workmanship to the vessels used in many parts of the East ; but at the end of the
sixteenth century the best European ships were the best in the world . They were
, perhaps ...

Author: Robert Greenhalgh Albion

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: UCAL:B3063868

Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 151

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The Lost Ships of Robert Ballard

Beautifully presented, this volume gives a guided tour of some of the most historic and famous shipwrecks of the 20th century, including Andrea Doria, Bismarck, Britannic, Empress of Ireland, the Ghost Fleet of Guadalcanal, Lusitania, and ...

Author: Rick Archbold

Publisher:

ISBN: 1897330499

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Beautifully presented, this volume gives a guided tour of some of the most historic and famous shipwrecks of the 20th century, including Andrea Doria, Bismarck, Britannic, Empress of Ireland, the Ghost Fleet of Guadalcanal, Lusitania, and Titanic. The detailed illustrations accompany an astounding collection of underwater photography, archival images, and memorabilia that recalls each ship’s former glory. Gripping stories unlock the mysteries of the ships ghostly remains, and an epilogue speaks to the essential need for preserving ships. Equal parts scientific and historical study, this adventurous exploration into the lives of these ships and those who discovered them will thrill naval and transportation buffs, as well as any fan of nautical history.

Age of Exploration eBook

Among the topics covered in this volume are Marco Polo, the Portuguese explorers, Christopher Columbus, the Cabots and Verrazano, Magellan, Spanish explorers, Sir Francis Drake, explorers of the north, French exploration, and Captain Cook.

Author: Susan Lampros

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787784188

Category: History

Page: 22

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The Age of Exploration contains 12 full-color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks), 12 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are Marco Polo, the Portuguese explorers, Christopher Columbus, the Cabots and Verrazano, Magellan, Spanish explorers, Sir Francis Drake, explorers of the north, French exploration, and Captain Cook.