I love well-constructed, researched, written and illustrated books and "The Coracle: One Man in a Tub" fits that description superbly.
The book is part of a project "Fast Tracks to Heritage Craft" an effort to save lost crafts or tradecrafts.
I swooned over the story as told through historical references to small skin boats found in Wales and around the world. In fact, I had not heard of the story of the possibility that Prince Madog, a Welshman, traveled to North America in a Coracle well before Columbus and landed in Alabama.
The book is full of amazing stories and facts, and is full of great illustrations.
I appreciated the depth of the research involved and also the lists of references.
This book is not only interesting, it's fun.
(review of free book)