- Hardcover: 265 pages
- Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service; 1st edition (Nov. 14 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801890098
- ISBN-13: 978-0801890093
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #953,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Float Your Boat!: The Evolution and Science of Sailing Hardcover – Nov 14 2008
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"So comprehensive is Denny's narrative that it revisits prehistoric coracles made of animal skins and antlers before fast-forwarding to the Industrial Revolution."--Steve Goddard "www.historywire.com "
About the Author
After earning a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Edinburgh University, Mark Denny pursued research at Oxford University from 1981 to 1984, then moved into a career in industry. He is the author of Ingenium: Five Machines That Changed the World and Blip, Ping, and Buzz: Making Sense of Radar and Sonar, both published by Johns Hopkins. Denny is now semi-retired and lives on Vancouver Island.
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The references included in the book were useful and could extend the level of comprehension.
The historic perspective and Denny's sense of humour were cream on a delictible cake. I am certainly purchasing other material by this author.
I appreciate specially the history and basics of the junk (still surprised by the size the biggest junks has reached).
But I am still sceptic by the consistency of two physical principles (power from the wind in a sail and wave drag)
without any real in depth information. Too much emphasis on warships and little on working craft.
Seems to be more about book writing for a paycheck.