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How Ships Work by Clive Gifford -
How Ships Work by Clive Gifford
How Ships Work by Clive Gifford
How Ships Work by Clive Gifford
How Ships Work by Clive Gifford

How Ships Work by Clive Gifford

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The latest in the How... series takes to the waves to reveal the wonders of ships, boats and ferries and answers the questions of how they do what they do, what they're used for and how they have changed over time. Featuring fantastic artwork by celebrated illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, words by author Clive Gifford and loads of flaps to lift, this is the quintessential kids guide to all things ships!

Raise anchor as you set sail through the ages, from wooden paddle boats and tiny coracles to swanky mega-yachts with helipads and paddle steamers. From gigantic cruise liners to beautiful sailing ships, young readers will travel through history and around the world to find out everything they ever wanted to know about ships.

Lift the flaps to unfurl papyrus sails on an Ancient Egyptian ship sailing up the Nile, tour a historic Spanish galleon, zoom across the water at almost 320 miles per hour in a speedboat, and much more. See how ships stay afloat, cultivate wind power, and navigate using just the stars. Learn all about how the first simple boats carved out of tree trunks evolved into the giant super yachts and cruise liners of today, and take a look at the limitless possibilities of the ships of the future.

How Ships Work is jam-packed with amazing facts and awesome illustrations, and was created in consultation with the National Maritime Museum, UK.

  • Reading age 6-8 years
  • Hardback
  • 24 pages
  • English
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