Criar um Site Grátis Fantástico
Rodney P. Carlisle - Jack Tar : A Sailor's Life, 1750-1910 book TXT, MOBI


Over the years, Welles Henderson, the author of this intriguing book, noted that the majority of maritime museums throughout the world placed their emphasis on ship paintings, ship models, figureheads, navigation equipment, nautical tools and weapons but gave little insight into the daily life of the ordinary sailor. For over four decades, therefore, he has been collecting material in an attempt to fill the gap. This has been a great challenge as comparatively few real-life depictions of shipboard activities and the life of a sailor at sea were made during the eighteenth and much of the nineteenth century. There are countless ship portraits but very little of the human interest side of the sailor afloat. While many well-known expeditions, including that of Captain James Cook, had artists accompany them, practically all their depictions were of flora, fauna, landscapes and local inhabitants rather than of shipboard life. Finding a piece here and a piece there, however, Welles Henderson has painstakingly succeeded in putting together a fascinating mosaic of the life of a sailor from the time of his going off to sea until his death on board or on shore., Welles Henderson focuses on the ordinary individuals who manned and worked the ships, while at the same time recognising the heroes of maritime history. He follows the story of seamen through manuscripts, journals, diaries, log books, rare books, paintings, prints, sketches, wood carvings, ceramics, textiles, scrimshaw, medals, instruments, ship models, statues and photographs. The book is richly illustrated and much of the material is taken from the Henderson Collection. Each chapter focuses on separate aspects of a seaman's life aboard ship and ashore in the age of sail and early steam, from about 1750 through to about 1910 and conveys the flavour and feel of life aboard. The author started his collection at the age of seven. It is now recognised by maritime experts as 'unique, the finest of its type and world class'. He decided to found the Philadelphia Maritime Museum in 1960 and it is now an internationally recognised institution and an important part of Philadelphia's waterfront development.

Download Jack Tar : A Sailor's Life, 1750-1910 in EPUB

Miller shows that Peiresc'e(tm)s pursuit of Oriental studies, for example, depended crucially on his abilities as a man of action.In the Heart of the Sea --and now, its epic adaptation for the screen--will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.The International Law Reports is the only publication in the world wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts.Soon after the ship leaves port and the passengers sigh in relief, three Soviet torpedoes strike it, inflicting catastrophic damage and throwing passengers into the frozen waters of the Baltic.The first section contains simple explanations of the Rules of the Road, while the second section covers more than sixty situations, exam questions and model answers.Superstorm Sandy then dealt a crushing blow.As a ceramist, she has designed her own tableware under the name Pure, which has enjoyed considerable international success.This ultimate travel guide features: - stories of colorful keepers - true tales of daring rescues at sea - efforts undertaken for lighthouse preservation - then-and-now photographs - dates of establishment - tower height and accessibility - fun and surprising side-trips at each light - and so much more!China?s military transformation is one of the major geo-strategic developments of the 21st Century.Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.This third edition has been completely revised to include developments in the competition/antitrust regime, new safety and environmental rules, and rules governing security and ports.This idea gained greater currency in the context of the movement for the abolition of the slave trade from the late eighteenth century onwards, when the promotion of commercial agriculture in Africa was seen as a means of suppressing the slave trade.Hell on High Seas is awash with amazing feats of daring - some verging on madness, others where death is eluded through sheer courage, determination and innovation ...In addition to this, Pegram describes the individual stories of the pilots, many of whom died in their bid for glory, the fascinating political dynamics underlying each contest, and the rivalries and partnerships that led to the development of some of the most famous models of aircraft ever produced.It includes issues such as the recent economic crisis, port competition and development, and provides insights and trends relating to these issues.Detailed case studies from industry sectors including aerospace, nuclear energy and mining.He portrays a union that was assertive and volatile but always steeped in never-ending struggle to win jobs for its members and to better their lives, which were often grim, particularly in the early years.