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GREENHILL, Basil. Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. Foreword by Alan Villiers.Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1971). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-191,(1) , colour frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo,red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. National Maritime Museum, The Deve lopment of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 476. "This is an original and detailed study of the lives and work of the boatmen of Pakistan, an area where a special pattern of life is set by the great rivers' systems, and by the annual inundation following the onset of the south-west monsoon. A whole society is made dependant on sailing and rowing boats for the movement of goods and passengers. There are thousands of boatmen and their boats represent one of the richest sources in the world for the study of ancient boatbuilding techniques. "Besides showing the way in which the rivers and climate affect peoples' livelihoods, the book contains accounts of the fishermen who work in the Arabian Sea and of their craft; of the boats and boatmen of the Indus, and of the Peshawar Valley and the mountain rivers which drain into it." - from the dust jacket. Contents: Part 1.: The Monsoon Country: 1. The Big Rivers; 2. The Floating World; 3. Life in the Countryside; 4. The Building of the Monsoon; 5. The Boats; 6. The Story of the Steamers. Part 2.: Behind the Desert Shore: 7. The Karachi Fishermen; 8. The Mother River. Previous owner's name inked to flyleaf, else very good in unclipped dust jacket. 40.00
Title: Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1971, ISBN:0715350099:
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