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Ancient Boats and Ships
McGrail, Sean
ISBN: 9780747806455
Shire Books  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. After an introduction to the topic of maritime archaeology and account of the way maritime archaeologists work, the author describes the building and use of rafts, boats and ships in north-west Europe up to about 1500. The evidence for early sea voyages and for navigation without instruments is also surveyed.   As New
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005213  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC
Fields, Nic
ISBN: 9781846030741
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG132, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many photos of artefacts. Formidable and sophisticated, triremes were the deadliest battleships of the ancient world and at the height of their success the Athenians were the dominant exponents of their devastating power. Primarily galleys designed to fight under oar power, their main weapon was a bronze-plated ram situated at the prow. This book offers a complete analysis of the most potent battleship of its time; the weapon by which Athens achieved, maintained and ultimately lost its power and prosperity. Covers: Origins - Design - Construction - Crew - In Action - Ruling the Waves - The Athenian Navy - Olympias - Bibliography - Colour Plate Commentary  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001942  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC
D'Amato, Raffaele
ISBN: 9781472808271
Osprey Pub Co  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG225. The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography, including those of exciting new finds, such as the Roman warship rosta (rams) found in the Aegates Islands, accompany lavish artistic reconstructions in illustrating the ships of the first Roman navy.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008142  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Viking Longship
Durham, Keith
ISBN: 1841763497
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG047, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many B&W illustrations. Viking longships evolved from one-man canoes of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through wood-built-ships of c. 200 BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD. From this point, the Viking Longship developed into the pre-eminent raider and trader in the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modern-day Russia. Keith Durham uses reconstructions, original sources, translations and archaeological evidence to render a vivid picture of the vessels that dominated the seaways of Scandinavia, founded colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the New World and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe. Also covered are Norman vessels, including the invasion fleet of William the Conqueror. Contents: The evolution of the Viking ship, Early skin and log boats, The Viking Age, Shipwrights and shipbuilding, Karvi, Shipbuilding in the 11th century, Conclusion, Glossary, Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001949  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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