How to Build a Wooden Boat
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

How to Build a Wooden Boat


  • Author : David C. McIntosh
  • Publisher : WoodenBoat Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0937822108


How to Build a Wooden Boat Book Description :

Covers molds, the ballast, keel, floor timbers, the planking process, ceilings, deck framing, hatches, bulkheads, spars, and the rudder and discusses useful tools

Fifty Wooden Boats
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Fifty Wooden Boats


  • Author : Woodenboat Magazine
  • Publisher : WoodenBoat Books
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0937822078


Fifty Wooden Boats Book Description :

This is the first of three major catalogues compiled by the editors of WoodenBoat Magazine. The other books in this series are 'Thirty Wooden Boats' and 'Forty Wooden Boats'.

Iron Men  Wooden Women

Iron Men Wooden Women


  • Author : Margaret S. Creighton
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1996-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 0801851602


Iron Men Wooden Women Book Description :

From the voyage of the Argonauts to the Tailhook scandal, seafaring has long been one of the most glaringly male-dominated occupations. In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, Margaret Creighton, Lisa Norling, and their co-authors explore the relationship of gender and seafaring in the Anglo-American age of sail. Drawing on a wide range of American and British sources—from diaries, logbooks, and account ledgers to songs, poetry, fiction, and a range of public sources—the authors show how popular fascination with seafaring and the sailors' rigorous, male-only life led to models of gender behavior based on "iron men" aboard ship and "stoic women" ashore. Yet Iron Men, Wooden Women also offers new material that defies conventional views. The authors investigate such topics as women in the American whaling industry and the role of the captain's wife aboard ship. They explore the careers of the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as well as those of other women—"transvestite heroines"—who dressed as men to serve on the crews of sailing ships. And they explore the importance of gender and its connection to race for African American and other seamen in both the American and the British merchant marine. Contributors include both social historians and literary critics: Marcus Rediker, Dianne Dugaw, Ruth Wallis Herndon, Haskell Springer, W. Jeffrey Bolster, Laura Tabili, Lillian Nayder, and Melody Graulich, in addition to Margaret Creighton and Lisa Norling.

Wooden Os

Wooden Os


  • Author : Vincent Joseph Nardizzi
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442646001


Wooden Os Book Description :

Wooden Os is a study of the presence of trees and wood in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries – in plays set within forests, in character dialogue, and in props and theatre constructions. Vin Nardizzi connects these themes to the dependence, and surprising ecological impact, of London's commercial theatre industry on England's woodlands, the primary resource required to build all structures in early modern England. Wooden Os situates the theatre within an environmental history that witnessed a perceived scarcity of wood and timber that drove up prices, as well as statute law prohibiting the devastation of English woodlands and urgent calls for the remedying of a resource shortage that was feared would result in eco-political collapse. By considering works including Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, the revised Spanish Tragedy, and The Tempest, Nardizzi demonstrates how the “trees” within them were used in imaginative ways to mediate England's resource crisis.

The Boy on the Wooden Box
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

The Boy on the Wooden Box


  • Author : Leon Leyson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471119934


The Boy on the Wooden Box Book Description :

Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory - a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Boxis a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

The Philosophy of Shipbuilding

The Philosophy of Shipbuilding


  • Author : Frederick M. Hocker
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 1585443131


The Philosophy of Shipbuilding Book Description :

This book is dedicated to J Richard Steffy, a leading figure in the study of ancient shipbuilding, and draws heavily upon his conceptual approach to ship design and construction which places emphasis on the shipwright's personality, culture, technical ability and experiences.

Forty Wooden Boats

Forty Wooden Boats


  • Author : Wooden Boat Magazine
  • Publisher : WoodenBoat Books
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0937822329


Forty Wooden Boats Book Description :

This is the third major catalog of boat plans compiled by Cynthia Curtis, Doug Hylan and Mike O'Brien. Other books are 'Fifty Wooden Boats' and 'Thirty Wooden Boats'.