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THE RISE AND FALL OF BRITISH SHIPBUILDING by Anthony Burton - Hardcover - 1994 - from Sorensen Books : Your Vancouver Island Bookshop (SKU: Naut335)

THE RISE AND FALL OF BRITISH SHIPBUILDING

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THE RISE AND FALL OF BRITISH SHIPBUILDING

by Anthony Burton

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0094729204
ISBN 13
9780094729209
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At the beginning of the twentieth century Britain stood proud among the maritime nations of the world, with the biggest merchant fleet and the biggest shipbuilding industry. As the century reaches its end, Britain is reduced to a merchant fleet that stands at number thirty-eight in the world listings. The nation that built mighty battleships and great and beautiful ocean liners, has now all but abandoned attempts to compete for new orders.
In the early days shipbuilding was more craft than industry, but with the steam age all that changed. Industrial methods were brought in, but old attitudes were more difficult to alter. The old crafts and guilds were replaced by competing unions, and the miseries of the demarcation dispute were the result. The genius and drive of men like Brunel and Armstrong, constantly seeking change, gave way to complacency. British was best and British, it was believed, would always be best. But investment was low, change sluggish and gradually, almost by stealth, the rest of the world began to catch up and then overtake. The achievements of the nineteenth century had been immense, which make the collapse all the more tragic.
This book looks at the cataclysmic fall of a famous industry and traces its origins right back to the days of glory before steam and iron took over from sail and timber.

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Bookseller
Sorensen Books : Your Vancouver Island Bookshop CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
Naut335
Title
THE RISE AND FALL OF BRITISH SHIPBUILDING
Author
Anthony Burton
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0094729204
ISBN 13
9780094729209
Publisher
Constable
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1994
Keywords
Shipbuilding
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Nautical; British;

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