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A glossary of words used in Swaledale, Yorkshire

A glossary of words used in Swaledale, Yorkshire

Author: John Harland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Author: John Harland Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Modelmakers, marine painters and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and sea, how the various manoeuvres were carried out, and the intricacies of operations like reefing sails or 'catting' an anchor. Contemporary treatises such as Brady's Kedge Anchor in the USA or Darcy Lever's Sheet Anchor in Britain tell only half the story, for they were training manuals intended to be used at sea in conjunction with practical experiences and often only cover officially-condoned practices. This book, on the other hand, is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory. The author has studied virtually every manual published about seamanship over a period of nearly four centuries. This gives the book a completely international balance and allows him to describe for the first time the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world.

Lancashire folk-lore

Lancashire folk-lore

Author: John Harland, T T Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

Author: John Harland Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Model makers, marine painters, and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and sea, how the various maneuvers were carried out, and the intricacies of operations like reefing sails or 'catting' an anchor. John Harland has provided what is undeniably the most thorough book on handling square-rigged ships. Because of his facility in a remarkable range of languages, Harland has been able to study virtually every manual published over the past four centuries on the subject. As a result, he is able to present for the first time a proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world.

Lancashire Folk-Lore

Lancashire Folk-Lore

Author: John Harland, Thomas Turner Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire, Volume 4, Issue 1

A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire, Volume 4, Issue 1

Author: John Harland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire, Volume 4, Issue 1

A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire, Volume 4, Issue 1

Author: John Harland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Lancashire Folk-lore

Lancashire Folk-lore

Author: John Harland, Thomas Turner Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2017

Lancashire Folk-lore

Lancashire Folk-lore

Author: John Harland, Thomas Turner Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2017

Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants and Sports

Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants and Sports

Author: John Harland, T T Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2016