Coming about! From dinghies to freight liners, pirate ships to submarines, across oceans and up rivers, set sail on a fascinating journey through the world of ships in this new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.
In this companion to How Airports Work and How Trains Work, young readers 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 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.