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
Number of pages: 731
Weight: 1973 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 56 mm
"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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