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Stephen Biesty's cross-sections man-of-war

Platt, Richard2019
Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!
Main title:
Stephen Biesty's cross-sections man-of-war / illustrated by Stephen Biesty ; written by Richard Platt.
25 years anniversary edition.
London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2019.
29 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm.
Previous edition: 1993.Includes index and glossary"The cross-sections in this book are based on HMS Victory, which was built in 1765 and fought in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She is moored permanently in Portsmouth, Great Britain where you can visit her." --Title page verso.
Make sail! -- Health at sea -- Cooking and eating -- Leisure and supplies -- Working at sea -- Battle stations -- Sleeping -- Navigation and discipline -- The officers -- The admiral -- Glossary & index.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryJunior Non-Fiction HistoryJ 623 PLAOnloan - Due: 09 Jul 2024
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