Ships of the Antarctic
Hardback 544pp Illustrated
9781848321168   Product Code: 16477
Antarctic expeditions travel through some of the world's most hazardous seas, so their success is dependent on the quality of the ships involved. In this comprehensive record, Bryan brings together his extensive researches on the ships themselves - technical details, paintings, photographs - as well as highlighting the critical role they have played over the centuries in the voyages that opened up the continent, from the first sightings by fleets of the Ming dynasty to today's research conducted using sophisticated reinforced vessels.