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By Dorling Kindersley

Every one identify within the "Eyewitness" sequence is an informative, visible account of a variety of matters and pursuits. this actual publication seems to be on the international of boats, rafts and ships of either the earlier and the current, from hollowed-out logs to luxurious liners. The publication features a heritage of the advance of boats, from Irish skin-covered coracles and North American birch-bark canoes to river boats, adorned barges and the seagoing galleons and frigates to the golden age of sail.

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19). And iron and steel ships were still built in the open air, as wooden ships€had been for centuries. But since 1945, welding has replaced riveting. Computers are now widely used€to automate plate-cutting and welding, and many ships are built in sections which are then fastened together. When the ship is finally launched, it hits the water as an empty metal shell. Then the work of “fitting out”, ON THE STOCKS To allow easy access and an easy preparing the vessel for a lifetime at sea, begins.

It is not a dangerous sport provided simple rules on safety and clothing are followed. Like any other sport, the best way to begin is to learn the basic points and skills on a course. There are many organisations which run sailing schools, and hundreds of different types of small boats. Many people start to sail in simple boats like the one-person Optimist and then gradually move on to bigger and faster boats. Boats without decks used for pleasure sailing are usually called dinghies (from an Indian word for boat).

But all nets work in one of two ways. Some have fairly big holes, so that fish trying to swim through them become entangled in the net. The most common of these are called gill nets, because they catch fish by the gills. Other nets are finer, and simply scoop up whole shoals of fish. Some, like the whitebait net, are fixed in place and rely on the fish swimming into them. Others, like seine (encircling) and trawling nets, are dragged through the sea after the shoals. A STerN VIEW This German trawler, Österreich, has one large net which is hauled out of the water by winches mounted on the stern.

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