Re-inventing the ship

Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918

Don Leggett, Richard Dunn

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Abstract

Ships have histories that are interwoven with the human fabric of the maritime world. In the long nineteenth century these histories revolved around the re-invention of these once familiar objects in a period in which Britain became a major maritime power. This multi-disciplinary volume deploys different historical, geographical, cultural and literary perspectives to examine this transformation and to offer a series of interconnected considerations of maritime technology and culture in a period of significant and lasting change. Its ten authors reveal the processes involved through the eyes and hands of a range of actors, including naval architects, dockyard workers, commercial shipowners and Navy officers. By locating the ship's re-invention within the contexts of builders, owners and users, they illustrate the ways in which material elements, as well as scientific, artisan and seafaring ideas and practices, were bound together in the construction of ships' complex identities.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9781409418498
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Ship
History
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Builders
Seafaring
Maritime Technology

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Leggett, D., & Dunn, R. (2012). Re-inventing the ship: Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Re-inventing the ship : Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918. / Leggett, Don; Dunn, Richard.

Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012. 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Leggett, D & Dunn, R 2012, Re-inventing the ship: Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Leggett D, Dunn R. Re-inventing the ship: Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012. 224 p.
Leggett, Don ; Dunn, Richard. / Re-inventing the ship : Science, technology and the maritime world, 1800-1918. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012. 224 p.
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