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Author Name:    SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.) HADFIELD, Charles LETHBRIDGE, T.C. TAYLOR, E.G.R.

Title:   History of Technology. Library of Science Edition 5 vol set in djs

Publisher:    Oxford University Press, 1957, 1957

Seller ID:   51373

SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.). A History of Technology. Five Volume Set. Oxford University Press, 1957-1959. Library of Science Edition. Large 8vo, blue cloth. The sections of maritime interest are given below.

Volume I. From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires. (October 1957). Pp 827, frontis. + plates 1-36. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 28 "Boats and Ships"' by Adrian Digby (pp.730-743).

Volume II. The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500. (October 1957). Pp 802, frontis. + plates 37-80. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 16 "Shipbuilding"' (pp.563-588) by T.C. Lethbridge; as well as a section "Harbours, Docks,and Lighthouses" (pp.516-524) by R.G. Goodchild.

Volume III. From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution c. 1500-c. 1750. (1958). Pp 766, frontis. + plates 1-32. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 18 "Ships and Shipbuilding"' (pp.471-500) by G.P.B. Naish; Chapter 19 "Cartography, Survey, and Navigation to 1400" (pp.501-529) by Singer, Derek J. Price, and E.G.R. Taylor; Chapter 20 "Cartography, Survey, and Navigation 1400-1750" (pp.530-557) by E.G.R. Taylor; Chapter 22 "Precision Instruments: to 1500" (pp.582-619) by Derek J. Price; Chapter 23 "The Manufacture of Scientific Instruments from c. 1500 to c. 1700" (pp.620-647) by Derek J. Price; Chapter 24 "Mechanical Timekeepers" (pp.648-675) by H. Alan Lloyd; Chapter 17 "Canals and River Navigations before 1750" (pp.438-470) by A.W. Skempton.

Volume IV. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850. (1958). Pp 728, frontis. + plates 1-48. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 19 "Ship-Building"' (pp.574-595) by Gordon Naish, with a special half-page section for the Lloyd's Register; Chapter 20 "Cartography" (pp.596-628) by R.A. Skelton with its Section V "Hydrography and Oceanography" (pp.615-620); Chapter 21 "Dredging" (pp.629-643) by G. Doorman; Chapter 6 "The Steam-Engine to 1830" by H.W. Dickinson (pp.168-198); "Fish Preservation" (pp.44-54) by C.L. Cutting, with "A Note on Whaling" (pp.55-63) by L. Harrison Matthews; Chapter 18, Part I "Canals: Inland Waterways outside Britain" (pp.548-562) by Roger Pilkington; Chapter 18, Part II "Canals: Inland Waterways of the British Isles" (pp.563-573) by Charles Hadfield.

Volume V. The Late Nineteenth Century c. 1850-c. 1900. (1959). Pp 888, frontis. + plates 1-44. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 16 "Ship-Building"' (pp.350-390) by A.M. Robb; Chapter 19 "Cartography and Aids to Navigation" (pp.438-465) by D.H. Fryer; Chapter 7 "The Marine Steam-Engine" (pp.141-156) by H. Philip Spratt.

Vg in browned and rubbed dustjackets. 450.00

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