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Tall Ships: The Sixteen Square Riggers of Australia and New Zealand [Hardcover]

John Coombes


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Book Description

March 15 2010 0908988842 978-0908988846
This beautifully photographed book enables the reader to step back in time, to a world when tall ships were the means by which continents were discovered, trade routes were opened up and new worlds were colonized. Today, the sixteen square-rigged tall ships that make their home in Australian and New Zealand waters have vastly different backgrounds and are used for a wide variety of purposes. From replica ships like the Bounty and the Endeavor to modern purpose-built sail training vessels like the Spirit of New Zealand, each ship inspires generations of sailors with her unmatched combination of grace and power. Some, like the James Craig (completed in 1874) and the Alma Doepel (built in 1903) stand as testimony to the craftsmanship and durability of old shipbuilding methods. They are living history, offering an insight into a way of life that would otherwise be lost forever. It is intended that, through a combination of lavish photography and insightful text, this book will bring to each tall ship the recognition it deserves.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing (March 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0908988842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0908988846
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 20.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g

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About the Author

John L. Coombes is a freelance photographer based just outside Sydney. Tall Ships: The Sixteen Square Riggers of Australia and New Zealand has been a labor of love for John, allowing him to combine his passion for sailing with his photographic career.

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