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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date January 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415025997
ISBN-10 0415025990
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $175.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found some old timbers sticking out of the mud of the Humber shore at Ferriby. His amateur interest in archaeology helped him and his brother to identify them as remains of an ancient boat. "The Ferriby Boats" is Edward Wright's own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first boat find. The importance of this, and the subsequent finds was only fully recognised after the World War II, when the new technique of carbon-14 dating revealed that the Ferriby Boats were built before 1000 BC. This makes them the oldest plank-built boats found anywhere in the world apart from Ancient Egypt and the Aegean; they predate any similar craft in Nothern Europe by half a millenium. And they present evidence for a style of boat building previously unknown, thus adding a completely new chapter to our knowledge of prehistoric boat building. The excavation and preservation of the boats presented many problems for Edward Wright and his fellow workers, not least the constant battle with mud and the tide, which was always threatening to sweep the boats away. Over the years he has pioneered methods of excavating and recording which have since become standard in the field of maritime archaeology. With the aid of a naval architect, he has now achieved a realistic reconstruction of the boats with estimates of its performance. They suggest a capacity for navigation at this time not previously imagined and add a new and fundamental dimension to the history of man's relationship with the sea.

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Hardcover
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from Routledge (October 27, 2014)
9781138816107 | details & prices | 230 pages | List price $140.00
About: In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore.
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With Jacquelyn Frank, Roger Wayne (other contributor) | from Routledge (January 1, 1991)
9780415025997 | details & prices | List price $175.00
This edition also contains Cursed by Ice
About: In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found some old timbers sticking out of the mud of the Humber shore at Ferriby.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Routledge (September 1, 2016)
9781138818163 | details & prices | 230 pages | List price $54.95
About: In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore.
Editions for the work Cursed by Ice
Hardcover
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With Edward Wright, Jacquelyn Frank | from Routledge (January 1, 1991); titled "The Ferriby Boats: Seacraft of the Bronze Age"
9780415025997 | details & prices | List price $175.00
This edition also contains The Ferriby Boats: Seacraft of the Bronze Age
About: In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found some old timbers sticking out of the mud of the Humber shore at Ferriby.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780415026086
 
With Jacquelyn Frank, Gillian Beer | from Routledge Kegan & Paul (October 1, 1989); titled "Arguing With the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney"
9780415026086 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains Arguing With the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney
About: In this elegantly written collection Gillian Beer considers the difficulty of reading the past in essays on Thomas Carlyle, Philip Sidney, Samuel Richardson, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Jacquelyn Frank | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (March 31, 2015)
9781494506049 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $42.99
About: As punishment for plotting with his brothers to steal immortality, Garreth is suffering a freezing torment until the end of time.
With Jacquelyn Frank | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (March 31, 2015)
9781494556044 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99
About: As punishment for plotting with his brothers to steal immortality, Garreth is suffering a freezing torment until the end of time.

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