The history of boats is intertwined with our own - since the earliest times, humans have found ways to cross the bodies of water that cut them off from further exploration and expansion. From the woven rafts of ancient Mesopotamia, to Native American log canoes, through to Dutch merchant ships and onwards to today's modern sailing hydrofoils, trace the fascinating story of boats and their place in our
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Cynthia Alonso is an illustrator and graphic designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Design at Buenos Aires University and also taught typography classes there for several years. Alonso is currently living in Berlin.
Iris Volant is a researcher and writer for Flying Eye Books, specialising in non-fiction for children. She lives in London.