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Seas in History


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The Pacific

The Pacific

Donald B. Freeman
August 28, 2015

In this fascinating and exciting overview, Donald B. Freeman explores the role of the Pacific Ocean in human history. Covering over one third of the globe, the Pacific Ocean plays a vital role in the lives and fortunes of more than two billion people who live on its rim-lands and islands. It...

The Baltic and the North Seas

The Baltic and the North Seas

Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, David Kirby
May 19, 2014

Exploring the themes of the human relationship with the marine environment and the ways in which the peoples of Northern Europe have experienced and exploited their seas, this book reveals how human perception of the northern seas has changed over time.Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from...

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Paul Butel
February 18, 2014

From Antiquity to modern times, the Atlantic has been the subject of myths and legends. The Atlantic by Paul Butel offers a global history of the ocean encompassing the exploits of adventurers, Vikings, explorers such as Christopher Columbus, emigrants, fishermen, and modern traders. The book also...

The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean

Michael Pearson
September 24, 2007

In this stimulating and authoritative overview, Michael Pearson reverses the traditional angle of maritime history and looks from the sea to its shores - its impact on the land through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration. This vast ocean, both connecting and separating nations,...

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