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Author Name:    WHIDDEN, Tom and Michael LEVITT LEVITT, Michael

Title:   Art and Science of Sails. First Edition, hardcover.

Publisher:    St. Martin's Press, New York, 1990, ISBN:0312044178 

Seller ID:   47391

WHIDDEN, Tom and Michael LEVITT. The Art and Science of Sails : A Guide to Modern Materials, Construction, Aerodynamics, Upkeep, and Use. NY: St. Martin's Press, (1990). Pp. (4),[v]-x, [2], 1-371, [1]. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine An informative look at the past, present, and future of sails. Sections : 1. The Voyage; 2. An Artist and a Scientist -- The History of Modern Sailmaking; 3. Characteristics of Sailcloth; 4. The Makingand Application of Modern Sailcloth; 5. A New View of Sailboat Aerodynamic s; 6. From Aerodynamic Theory to Practice; 7. The Shapes of Cruising and Racing Sails; 8. Turning Theory and Cloth into Sails; 9. Headsails; 10. Mainsails; 11. Downwind Sails; 12. Inventory; 13. Boardsails; 14. Care and Repair of Sails. Very slight sunning to spine, else very good. Lacking dustjacket. 20.00


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