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National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Works: 912 works in 1,715 publications in 2 languages and 27,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Naval history  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Charts, diagrams, etc  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Organizer of meeting, isb, Author, Collector
Classifications: BD620, 529
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The story of time by Kristen Lippincott( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Story of Time is a unique multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural exploration of every aspect of time across the Earth, from the earliest civilizations to the beginning of the third millennium. With original contributions from an outstanding cast of international authors, it questions people's perceptions of time and reflects the many ways in which cultures around the world have responded to time, measured time and expressed their understanding of time." "The Story of Time serves as an exceptionally stimulating and informative guide to all who wish to travel through the most universal yet mysterious of subjects. The book is published to coincide with a major exhibition being held at the Queen's House of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and with the celebration of the new millennium at the Royal Observatory, the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World and the point at which the new millennium begins."--Jacket
Ship : the epic story of maritime adventure by Brian Lavery( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated chronicle of the history of ships from ancient times to the global age, with notes on ship construction, life at sea, and the use of ships for exploration, trade, military action, and pleasure travel, and brief profiles of notable seafaring people
The sea chart : an historical survey based on the collections in the National Maritime Museum by Derek Howse( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner & the sea by Christine Riding( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first publication to focus on J. M. W. Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea, from his Royal Academy debut in 1796, Fishermen at Sea, to his iconic maritime subjects of the 1830s and 1840s such as Staffa, Fingal's Cave. It places Turner and his work firmly in the broader field of maritime painting that flourished in nineteenth-century Britain, France, Germany, Holland, and America. The majority of the works illustrated here--paintings, watercolors, sketches, sketchbooks, and engravings--are by Turner, but there are also comparative works by some forty other artists including Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, John Constable, Benjamin West, and Gustave Courbet. The book is organized thematically and chronologically, and the subjects range from "Contested Waters," which examines what was at stake for marine painting during the Napoleonic Wars, to "New Wave," an exploration of Turner's international and often surprising legacy for the art of the sea [Publisher description]
Sail & steam : a century of maritime enterprise, 1840-1935 : photographs from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich by John Falconer( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hodges 1744-1797 : the art of exploration by William Hodges( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hodges is well known as the artist who accompanied Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific as official landscape painter. This book--a major reappraisal of his career and reputation--presents him as one of the most intriguing and controversial painters of his age. Foremost scholars consider Hodges's work in terms of the rise of ethnology, the investigation of Indian history, the encounter with peoples "without history," and the development of empirical science and rationalism. Previous accounts of Hodges have often treated him secondarily to Cook and the history of geographical exploration. This volume redresses this situation in the light of recent developments in the history of eighteenth-century British art, which seek to understand art and aesthetics within a broader framework of social and imperial history
Peter the Great and the West : new perspectives by Lindsey Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and exploration in the Pacific : European voyages to the southern oceans in the eighteenth century by Margarette Lincoln( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

32 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telescope : a short history by Richard Dunn( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of the telescope in 1608 marks a turning point in the progress not just of science but also of astronomy and philosophy. This book introduces us to the world of innovators and adventurers who created, and have subsequently shaped, the story of the telescope: unsurprisingly Galileo and Newton are players, but the author revels in revealing why the most advanced telescopes in the world owe much to the science of spying. Less expected stories include the danger of termites and some interesting uses of a well and a Model T Ford. As well as covering well-known accounts of scientific marvels like the Hubble telescope, the book deliberately broadens the approach taken by previous histories of this iconic device, looking at its wider impact on culture and society. Written by Richard Dunn, curator of the history of navigation at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, The Telescope: A Short History has been published to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy in 2009
James Cook: the opening of the Pacific by Basil Greenhill( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ships and round ships : warfare and trade in the Mediterranean 3000 BC-500 AD by J. S Morrison( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Cook : & his exploration of the Pacific by Roger Morriss( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the background and discoveries of Captain James Cook. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Masters of the sea : British marine watercolours by Roger Quarm( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naval war of 1812( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regarded by many at the time as an unnecessary conflict, the War of 1812 was provoked by mutual misunderstandings and prosecuted without conviction on either side. It was also a war of surprises: the hitherto omnipotent Royal Navy suffered a series of humiliating losses at sea, while the American invasion of Canada, regarded as merely 'a matter of marching', was defeated by a makeshift force of colonial militia, native Indians and a handful of regulars." "The United States went to war under the slogan 'Free Trade and Sailors' Rights', but at the peace had gained concessions on neither issue. But the war was not without significance - in fact, it has been described as 'a defining moment in the destiny of North America', from which emerged the modern states of Canada and the USA. It also marked the coming of age of the US Navy, which not only won morale-boosting victories at sea, but intervened to crucial effect on the Great Lakes." "The volume is illustrated with the finest images from the archives of North America and Britain, providing a properly balanced view of all facets of this war. As with the rest of the series, there is a strong emphasis on eyewitness and contemporary material, including diaries, journals and sketchbooks of the participants, with many rare and previously unpublished pictures."--Jacket
The campaign of Trafalgar, 1803-1805( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therefore this period becomes a perfect demonstration of the workings of seapower and reveals that, however great a strategic genius on land, Napoleon never really grasped the principles of British maritime defence, gleaned as it was from over two hundred years' experience. This is not to say that the invasion threat was treated lightly, although some of the rumoured devices belong to the world of science fiction; on the other hand the anti-invasion operations included the first use of such futuristic weapons as torpedoes and rockets
The British Navy and the state in the eighteenth century by Clive Wilkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent in building Britain's maritime empire in the eighteenth century, the Royal Navy also had a significant impact on politics, public finance and the administrative and bureaucratic development of the British state. The Navy was the most expensive branch of the state, and its effective funding and maintenance was a problem that taxed the ingenuity of a succession of politicians, naval officers and bureaucrats. The Navy, in many ways a victim of its own success, grew faster than the infrastructure that supported it and the public purse that funded it. By the middle of the century the difficulties this growth created had become critical, and the challenge this presented was taken up by Admiralty Boards led by Anson, Egmont, Hawke and Sandwich. Resolving these problems introduced administrative reforms and innovations in the Navy's administration and in public finance, some of which pre-figured later bureaucratic development. There was however a political price to pay, when the management of the Navy and its apparent unpreparedness for the War of American Independence made the Earl of Sandwich and the Navy a focus for political opposition to an unpopular government and a disappointing war."--Jacket
Maritime empires : British imperial maritime trade in the nineteenth century by David Killingray( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays, product of a conference at the National Maritime Museum, London, are by internationally known scholars who provide a wide-ranging but comprehensive picture of the activities of maritime empire. The essays discuss a variety of maritime trades - the brutal business of the transatlantic slave trade, Honduran mahogany shipped to Britain, the movement of horses across the vast reaches of Asia and the Indian Ocean, the impact of new technologies as Empire expanded in the nineteenth century, the sailors who manned the ships, the settlers who moved overseas, and the major ports of the Imperial world, plus the role of the Navy in hydrographic survey."--Jacket
The great age of sail : maritime art and photography by Peter Kemp Kemp( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityRoyal Naval Museum (Great Britain)

Eikoku Gurinitchi Kokuritsu Kaiji Hakubutsukan

Gran Bretanya. National Maritime Museum

Great Britain National Maritime Museum

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Greenwich, Eng National Maritime Museum

Greenwich (Greater London) National Maritime Museum

Greenwich (London, England) National Maritime Museum

Greenwich (Londýn, Anglie) National Maritime Museum

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Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum Greenwich

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musée national de la Marine

Museo Marítimo Nacional

Museu Marítim Nacional

Museum Maritim Nasional

National maritime museum

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National maritime museum Greenwich, GB

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, Gran Bretanya)

National Maritime Museum (Regne Unit)


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Ship : the epic story of maritime adventureWilliam Hodges 1744-1797 : the art of explorationPeter the Great and the West : new perspectivesScience and exploration in the Pacific : European voyages to the southern oceans in the eighteenth centuryThe National Maritime MuseumThe telescope : a short historyCaptain Cook : & his exploration of the PacificThe naval war of 1812