SAILING INTO THE PAST: LEARNING FROM REPLICA SHIPS

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The advent of computer models and astonishing advances in marine archaeology has meant that we no longer need to guess how fast Viking longships couid sail – or how a Greek trireme operated. The building of working or virtual models of such ancient ships has vastly increased our knowledge of their capabilities and revolutionised our ideas of our ancestors seapower. This book is the first to chart these discoveries and present them in a comprehensive, comprehensible, and beautifully illustrated text. Editor Jenny Bennett has brought together an expert team to discuss triremes, and such individual ships as Captain Cook s Endeavour. Each chapter covers a single representative vessel, analysiing such aspects as windward ability, seagoing power, speed and ease of handling, docking and manoevreability.