Author Results for E.M. Diamond and K.T.H. Farrer

Watering the Fleet and the Introduction of Distillation

By E.M. Diamond and K.T.H. Farrer

From the 14th Century it had been known that Arab chemists had distilled fresh from seawater; and throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries individual scientists and shipmasters had experimented with distillation.  This covers the history of distillation of water on ships at sea and experiments conducted by James Lind during the eighteenth century. An […] Read More

Filed under: James Cook | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration