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The Resource How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall

How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall

Label
How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea
Title
How to build a boat
Title remainder
a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Gornall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once an essential skill, the ability to build a clinker boat, first innovated by the Vikings, can seem incomprehensible today. Yet it was the clinker, with its overlapping planks, that afforded us access to the oceans, and its construction has become a lost art that calls to the do-it-yourselfer in all of us. John Gornall heard the call. A thoroughly unskilled modern man, Gornall set out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his newborn daughter. It was, he recognized, a ridiculously quixotic challenge for a man who knew little about woodworking and even less about boat-building. He wasn't even sure what type of wood he should use, the tools he'd need, or where on earth he'd build the boat. He had much to consider... and even more to learn. But, undaunted, he embarked on a voyage of rediscovery, determined to navigate his way back to a time when we could fashion our future and leave our mark on history using only time-honored skills and the materials at hand. His journey began in East Anglia, on England's rocky eastern coast. If all went according to plan, it would end with a great adventure, as father and daughter cast off together for a voyage of discovery that neither would forget, and both would treasure until the end of their days." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Gornall, Jonathan
Dewey number
623.820092
Index
no index present
LC call number
VM140.G67
LC item number
A3 2019b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Boatbuilding
  • Ocean travel
  • Boats and boating
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Journalists
  • Large type books
Label
How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall
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Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Scribner
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Dear Phoebe... -- View from a bridge -- A retreat from Suez -- Rudderless -- Red Boat -- A chance encounter -- The league of dead experts -- Say hello to my little friend -- First, take your tree -- First cut -- Ridickerous -- A jigsaw puzzle -- Wonky, but close enough -- Eastward ho! -- Over she goes -- Nailing it -- To hull and back -- Pirates and fairies -- Very, very slowly does it -- Sunny-side up again -- A return to Suez -- A ship at last -- Epilogue
Control code
on1104061949
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
414 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583204
Lccn
2019943418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104061949
Label
How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Scribner
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Dear Phoebe... -- View from a bridge -- A retreat from Suez -- Rudderless -- Red Boat -- A chance encounter -- The league of dead experts -- Say hello to my little friend -- First, take your tree -- First cut -- Ridickerous -- A jigsaw puzzle -- Wonky, but close enough -- Eastward ho! -- Over she goes -- Nailing it -- To hull and back -- Pirates and fairies -- Very, very slowly does it -- Sunny-side up again -- A return to Suez -- A ship at last -- Epilogue
Control code
on1104061949
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
414 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583204
Lccn
2019943418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104061949

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