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Advent Steam: The Merchant Steamship Before 1900

Category: Shipping Business - British History
Type: Book
Author: Gardiner, Robert
Pages: 190
Publisher: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780785812708
Year: 2000
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Language: en
Tags: Sports & Recreation / Sailing     Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / General     Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / History     


Follow the evolution of the steamship from the paddle steamer, to the screw-propelled vessel, to the introduction of the marine compound engine that cut fuel consumption and required less room on the ship. Also explained is the introduction of iron construction. The adoption of steam power in the United States, Europe, and the Far East is explored through original research and re-interpretation. Conway's History of the Ship.

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