The Sea in World History [2 volumes]: Exploration, Travel, and Trade (Hardback)Stephen K. Stein (editor)
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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest.
* Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others
* Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective
* Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts
Number of pages: 919
Weight: 2359 g
Dimensions: 259 x 185 x 66 mm
"This excellent work can serve as an straightforward history text. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. High school through undergraduate students; general readers." - Choice
"There is enough introductory information so that newcomers will not feel out of their depth and plenty of fascinating details. VERDICT For undergraduates, general readers, and anyone interested in the development of seafaring technology and how nautical travel has shaped the modern world." - Library Journal
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