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Clifton, Gloria & Nigel Rigby (eds.).
Treasures of the National Maritime Museum.

National Maritime Museum: 2004.

"This handsome A-to-Z companion reflects the diversity of the Museum's collections through over 300 beautifully photographed items. Each is accompanied by an account of its historical significance, written by the Museum's experts. Short but informative essays intersperse the objects, introducing subjects as intriguing and diverse as Nelson's navy, latitude and longitude, polar exploration, slavery and the history of Greenwich itself. The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, which includes the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House, is the largest of its kind in the world. It is home to a wealth of fascinating objects concerning many aspects of the seas, ships, time and the stars. These treasures all have compelling stories to tell: they trace the histories of individuals, communities and nations and help us consider the future of the sea on our increasingly crowded planet and the new frontiers that astronomy is presenting to modern explorers. Nigel Rigby is Head of Research at the National Maritime Museum. Gloria Clifton is Curator of Navigational Instruments and Head of the Royal Observatory. With a foreword by HRH The Duke of York".

Hardcover. 9"x11", 256 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35017
Price: $ 45.00      

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