The Wonderful World of Ships
by J H Martin
Cathay Books, 1979, ISBN 0861780523, colour photographic end-papers and title page, colour photographs throughout, large format hardcover with with pictorial boards, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, dust-jacket shows a little edge wear with a little rubbing and bumping and small tears to edges (see photographs)
"The story of shipbuilding and the history of liners and warships at sea over the last four centuries is superbly illustrated in full colour in this book. Sixteenth-century galleons built for battle or for exploration, Mississippi paddle-wheelers, Victorian trading clippers, the first ironclads, the lush liners of the 20th century and the latest developments in nuclear-powered warships and aircraft carriers are all described, in an account full of interesting individual tales of ships and the sea."