Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800

Ships and Science The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru in the mind of aFrench astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life Sowrites Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of this pionee

  • Title: Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800
  • Author: Larrie D. Ferreiro
  • ISBN: 9780262062596
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of aFrench astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life Sowrites Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of this pioneering work on the science ofnaval architecture Bouguer s monumental book Trait du navire Treatise of theShip founded a discipline that defined not the rules for building Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of aFrench astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life Sowrites Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of this pioneering work on the science ofnaval architecture Bouguer s monumental book Trait du navire Treatise of theShip founded a discipline that defined not the rules for building a ship but thetheories and tools to predict a ship s characteristics and performance before it wasbuilt In Ships and Science, Ferreiro argues that the birth of naval architectureformed an integral part of the Scientific Revolution Using Bouguer s work as acornerstone, Ferreiro traces the intriguing and often unexpected development of thisnew discipline and describes its practical application to ship design in theseventeenth and eighteenth centuries Drawing on previously untapped primary sourceand archival information, he places the development of naval architecture in thecontexts of science, navy, and society, across the major shipbuilding nations ofBritain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and Italy.Ferreirodescribes the formulation of the three major elements of ship theory the science ofexplaining the physical behavior of a ship maneuvering and sail theory, shipresistance and hydrodynamics, and stability theory He considers the era sinfluential books on naval architecture and describes the professionalization ofship constructors that is the true legacy of this period Finally, looking from theviewpoints of both the constructor and the naval administrator, he explains why thedevelopment of ship theory was encouraged, financed, and used in naval shipbuilding.A generous selection of rarely seen archival images accompanies the text.

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    About “Larrie D. Ferreiro”

    1. Larrie D. Ferreiro

      Larrie D Ferreiro received his PhD in the History of Science and Technology from Imperial College London He teaches history and engineering at George Mason University in Virginia and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey He has served for over thirty five years in the US Navy, US Coast Guard and Department of Defense, and was an exchange engineer in the French Navy He is the author of Brothers at Arms American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It Measure of the Earth The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World and Ships and Science The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600 1800.

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