Dorling Kindersley's Boat (Eyewitness Guides) PDF

By Dorling Kindersley

Each one name within the "Eyewitness" sequence is an informative, visible account of quite a lot of matters and pursuits. this actual publication appears to be like on the international of boats, rafts and ships of either the prior and the current, from hollowed-out logs to luxurious liners. The ebook contains a background of the improvement of boats, from Irish skin-covered coracles and North American birch-bark canoes to river boats, embellished barges and the seagoing galleons and frigates to the golden age of sail.

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Putting goods into standard size containers has revolutionised cargo handling. Giant cranes lift the sealed containers off the ship and drop them on the shore or straight onto waiting lorries. 50 DOCKERS’ TOOLS Hooks like these are used to grab hold of packages swung to and from a ship by cranes. FROM STEAMSHIP TO STEAM TRAIN FENDING OFF Most ports are well served by train links. In this poster advertising the South Wales Docks near Cardiff, a steamship’s cargo of timber is being loaded into the freight cars of a waiting steam train.

Miraculously, all her crew survived. Poop deck, the third “island” on a three-island steamer 48 LUMBERING ALONG The deck of this bulk carrier is completely covered with timber. But, unlike the Walkure (p. €These make sure that the ship sits evenly in the water, which is very important for efficient sailing and stability. BREAKING THE ICE With the aid of an air-bubbling system in her bow, this Finnish icebreaker Otsu pushes and crushes her way through the ice of the Baltic Sea to clear a path for other ships.

This propeller corkscrew in a tube. As the screw turns, its is a “common thread pulls water up the tube. Some early propellers were a screw”, the most successful type of shortened version of the same device. Others were made by propeller up to 1860. Only then did setting several angled blades around a central hub (boss). Modern engineers find that rounded blade tips were more efficient because they propellers are shaped like this, and all but the biggest have two, caused less vibration. three, or four blades.

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