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Float Your Boat!: The Evolution and Science of Sailing Hardcover – Nov 14 2008

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  • 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)
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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 " "

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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