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Ship, David Macaulay

Label
Ship
Title
Ship
Statement of responsibility
David Macaulay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes wooden ships or caravels of the fifteenth century and follows archaeologists as they uncover a lost caravel in the Caribbean Sea. Today the small wooden ships called caravels would hardly be noticed in a port full of modern sailing vessels. But in their day, they were a technological triumph - the space shuttles of the fifteenth century. The creation of the caravel, a ship ideally suited to the uncertainties of coastal exploration and transatlantic travel, changed the map of the world forever. And yet there are no drawings or models from that time which tell us exactly what these ships looked like or how they were built. In Ship, we join a group of modern-day underwater archaeologists as they search for a long-lost caravel in the reefs of the Caribbean. The piece-by-piece recovery of maritime artifacts, along with their subsequent interpretation, is straightforwardly described through a combination of drawings, documents, maps, and diagrams. And as the clues to the past are pieced together, a story is revealed - of the triumphant birth of the ship Magdalena of Seville, and of its tragic final voyage a continent away. Although a work of fiction, Ship is based almost entirely on recent and continuing efforts of archaeologists and historians around the world. Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay again demonstrates his rare skill in clearly presenting a wealth of historical and technological information through the immediacy of narrative. Accessible, fascinating, and mysterious, Ship explores boat building and maritime archaeology in an engaging and enlightening way
Summary
The author of The Way Things Work traces the history of the caravel, a ship uniquely suited for exploration and ocean travel, through documents, maps, and diagrams of the long-lost Spanish Magdelena's recovery
Writing style
Illustration
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179710
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
387.2/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
VM311.C27
LC item number
M33 1993
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ship, David Macaulay
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
33537
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780395524398
Lccn
92001346
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm25412800
Label
Ship, David Macaulay
Publication
Control code
33537
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780395524398
Lccn
92001346
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm25412800

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