Seas and Waterways of the World [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues (Hardback)
  • Seas and Waterways of the World [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues (Hardback)

Seas and Waterways of the World [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues (Hardback)

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Hardback 731 Pages / Published: 12/11/2009
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This is the first comprehensive encyclopedia on the history of the vast and varied ways human beings have used the world's waterways for business, protection, and recreation.

* 134 entries, organized alphabetically within 3 sections

* Approximately 50 contributors-experts in the study and practice of water-based commerce

* A chronology of important events in nautical history

* A rich selection of photographs, illustrations, and maps

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097111
Number of pages: 731
Weight: 1973 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 56 mm

"Written at the level of high school and up, this two-volume reference offers an introduction to the use of the world's seas and waterways in history and during modern times, emphasizing the importance of seas and waterways to civilization. The reference's 134 entries are grouped in three sections. The section on the history of the world's seas and waterways contains entries on specific bodies of water around the world. The section on uses of the world's seas and waterways describes areas such as agriculture, coastal tourism, diving, oil and natural gas, sailing, surfing, passenger shipping, wave energy, and wind energy. The last section looks at issues pertaining to seas and waterways, such as cartography, dredging, lighthouses, laws and treaties, port operations, research vessels, and trade and transportation. Many entries contain B&W photos and maps. A chronology and a glossary are included." - Reference & Research Book News
"Well written . . . this set provides a good overview of the importance of the world's waterways in shaping history up to the present day . . . a worthwhile addition to academic and large public libraries given the unique nature of the topics covered." - Booklist
"Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates and general readers." - Choice
"[P]erfect for college-level nautical history libraries." - Midwest Book Review
"[T]he general reader will find this book a useful introduction to a wide variety of subjects and the bibliographies provide guidance on where to undertake further research." - International Journal of Maritime History
"This encyclopedia does contain a great deal of useful information on many important subjects." - Reference Reviews
"[T]his is a rather unique reference source . . . Recommended for high school, public, and college and university libraries." - Reference & User Services Quarterly

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