16.11.2020

TAMING THE ATLANTIC — THE HISTORY OF MAN'S BATTLE WITH THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST OCEAN

Taming the Atlantic - The History of Man's Battle with the World's Tou

Author(s) Tag Pike
Publisher Pen & Sword Maritime
Date 2017
Pages 315
Format pdf
Size 62 Mb
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This publication will tell you about the battle of the human with the nature, namely with the Atlantic Ocean which has always been treated as the most dangerous one, and it still presents deadly challenge to the people crossing the oceans. The publication is truly delightful thanks to how the author chronicled the entire history of human attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean from the very early times of navigation and up to the latest attempt to cross the Atlantic on the small fast boats.

The period in between includes the fascinating stories of the discoveries and slave trading, emigration and passenger cruise shipping, and of course wars. For people, this ocean has been a testing ground for the ship design and technologies. These design features and technologies are also dealt with in this book, together with all other important and interesting topics including but not limited to the small boats and yachts, early steam ships, unconventional crafts, winds, wild seas, currents, disasters and future prospects. The content is rich with information provided by the historians and experienced mariners and other shipping industry people, it is very reader-friendly and full of informative historical images.

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