|Boat | 2839Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating story of boats and ships. Stunning real-life photographs of reed and skin boats, birch-bark canoes, and hand-carved outriggers, as well as mighty steamships, modern ocean liners, and sailing dinghies offer a unique eyewitness view of boats and ships from around the world. Learn who invented the screw propeller, why early sailing ships were plated in copper, why gondolas are lopsided, why British sailors were known as limeys and much, much more. Pictures interspersed with short paragraphing make these books wonderful motivators for learning. Recommended for Gr.4-6 although of interest to Gr. 9. A DK Eyewitness book. HB, 63 pages.
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