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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

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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
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Jonathan Gornall
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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. How to Build a Boat celebrates the art of boat-building, the simple pleasures of working with your hands, and the aspirations and glory of new fatherhood
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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
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contains biographical information
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10778717
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CMI
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Gornall, Jonathan
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623.820092
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Gornall, Jonathan
  • Boatbuilding
  • Ocean travel
  • Boats and boating
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
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a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea
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How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781501199394
Isbn Type
(hb)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1098239709
Label
How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea, Jonathan Gornall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781501199394
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1098239709

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