The New Maritime History of Devon Volume II

The New Maritime History of Devon Volume II



Publisher: Conway Maritime Press in association with the University of Exeter.

Publication Date: 1994

Condition: Used, very good, dust jacket very good too. Slight sunning to spine, plus the usual shelf wear, minimal creasing along top edge. Name plate from previous owner on ffep. The pages are crisp and clean, and the binding is undamaged and tight.

272 pp, well illustrated with b/w images, drawings, tables and maps. 300 mm by 250mm, 1600g.

1 in stock

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The New Maritime History of Devon Volume II: From the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day.  Edited by Michael Duffy, Stephen Fisher, Basil Greenhill, David J Starkey, Joyce Youings.

This second volume tells the story of Devon's role in the great developments and transformations which have marked Britain's maritime activities, both naval and mercantile, since the late eighteenth century.  Twenty-six chapters cover a vast array of subjects including Devon's role in the modernisation of the Navy, the shipbuilding industry, steamship enterprise, emigration to North America and Australasia, shiphandling and the hazards of the Devon coast, naval operations during World War II, ocean liners in Plymouth, the development of seaside resorts, and the story of the county's fishing industry.