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Preserving Vasa

Author : Emma Hocker
ISBN : 1909492612
Genre : Art
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The story of Vasa began almost four hundred years ago. On 10 August 1628, the Vasa, newly-built flagship of the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, set sail in Stockholm harbor. Less than an hour later, Sweden's great warship sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbor. Various attempts were made to raise the ship. In the 1660s attention turned to salvaging the ship's consignment of bronze cannon, while the hull itself remained relatively undisturbed at the bottom of the sea until April 1961 when the great ship was raised from the waters of Stockholm harbor. Conservation and reconstruction was to prove a far cry from plain sailing... taking almost 30 years before the ship was placed on permanent display in the purpose-built Vasa Museum in central Stockholm. This book, published in association with The Vasa Museum, documents how this huge ship survived the forces of decay; how the conservators of the 1960s approached the task of preserving such an enormous volume of waterlogged wood; what needs to be done to preserve the ship for future generations and how the ship is looked after on a daily basis. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. On the Harbour Bottom; 3. Salvage and Excavation; 4. Conserving Vasa; 5. Reconstructing Vasa; 6. Conservation of Objects; 7. Life in the New Museum; 8. The Unexpected; 9. Stabilising the Climate; 10. Monitoring and Stabilising Vasa; 11. A New Support System; 12. Vasa s Legacy; Bibliography; Index.
Category: Art

Preserving Archaeological Remains In Situ

Author : David Gregory
ISBN : 9781351553308
Genre : Social Science
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The PARIS 4 conference, which took place at the National Museum of Denmark in 2011, attracted over 100 participants from 18 countries. Delegates presented and discussed the latest developments in the field of Preserving Archaeological Remains In Situ. These proceedings explore four major themes: rates of degradation in archaeological remains and the limits of acceptable change; the techniques and duration of monitoring on archaeological sites; the role of multinational standards when the sites and national legislations are so variable; reviewing the effectiveness of in situ preservation, after nearly two decades of research. A special issue of Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (Vol 14 Nos 1-4).
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks And Sunken Treasure

Author : Victoria Sandz
ISBN : 9780786429028
Genre : Transportation
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From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging. For example, entries are included for different types of artifacts, notable treasure hunters, the various salvaging equipment, and techniques in mapping and excavating. Part II covers the shipwrecks themselves, dividing them into 13 geographical categories. Beginning with the northernmost category (Canada) and ending with the southernmost (South America), every known shipwreck--both identified and unidentified--receives an entry in alphabetical order under its appropriate geographical category. Entries are by name, such as Andrea Gail, Titanic, and Queen Ann's Revenge. Unidentified is used when a shipwreck's name remains unknown. Entries give the nationality (e.g., Spanish, British, American), type (schooner, frigate, brig are three), function (examples: slave transportation, piracy, fishing), location and history of the shipwreck.
Category: Transportation

Milestones In Archaeology

Author : Tim Murray
ISBN : 9781576071861
Genre : Reference
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This engaging work uses key discoveries, events, people, techniques, and controversies to give the general reader a rich history of archaeology from its beginnings in the 16th century to the present. * 200 entries present chronological milestones in the history of archaeology * Includes 70 photographs and drawings of people, sites, and artifacts * Three maps locate sites mentioned throughout the text * Includes an extensive bibliography for introductory essays and each entry
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Wood Preserving

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ISBN : PSU:000059845195
Genre : Wood
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Gustavus Vasa Fox Of The Union Navy

Author : Ari Hoogenboom
ISBN : 9781421402031
Genre : History
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Along with officers like Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs and coordinator of military railroads Herman Haupt, Fox played a critical but underappreciated role in the Union victory.
Category: History

Pocket Companion To Guyton Hall Textbook Of Medical Physiology E Book

Author : John E. Hall
ISBN : 9781455711949
Genre : Medical
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John E. Hall’s Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 12th Edition offers at-a-glance reference to the most important facts and concepts from one of the world’s favorite medical physiology texts, all in a portable, quick-access format. It assembles all of the physiologic data and principles needed for the study of medicine, presents them in a concise, no-nonsense manner, and fits them into your pocket – for convenient access anytime! Efficiently review key concepts thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format. Carry the same authoritative, useful knowledge that readers of Guyton have come to trust – right in your pocket. Easily locate more in-depth discussions inside the parent text with abundant cross-references and a parallel chapter organization. Quickly access all of the most current physiology information on the go.
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The Great Ship Vasa

Author : Greta Franzen
ISBN : UCAL:$B671289
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Describes the salvage and preservation of the Swedish warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Tender Ship

Author : SQUIRES
ISBN : 9781475719260
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Unsurprisingly, Arthur Squires presents us with a remarkable book. Unsurprisingly because this is a remarkable man - accomplished engineer, gifted musician, sensitive humanist, talented teacher, analytical observer, felicitous writer - altogether a man with the kind of breadth and depth that we rarely produce these days, and even more rarely tolerate in an age that worships specialization. Professor Squires has done a great many things in his life and has thought deeply about his experiences. The book that follows radiates not only that ongoing process of reflection, but also a dazzling range of reading and a lifetime of conversations with colleagues and bosses, mentors and students, wise men and fools. What he has produced is that rare specimen indeed - a book that is a pleasure to read and that needs to be read by every informed citizen. The Tender Ship focuses on the intersection of the most vital questions that confront American society - or indeed any modern, industrial society, however defined. No historical example exists of a society that has reached such a status without creating bureaucracies to manage its public and private sectors. Maintenance of national well-being depends, at least in part, on a nation's ability to generate and adopt the technology necessary to maintain economic competitiveness and, in the case of the United States, a credible force with which to defend ourselves and our allies.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction