The Boundless Sea

"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history.

The Boundless Sea

The Boundless Sea

"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of regional communication and commerce and eventually to major arteries. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas"--

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The Boundless Sea
Language: en
Pages: 1088
Authors: David Abulafia
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface.
The Boundless Sea
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Peregrine Horden, Nicholas Purcell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of twelve articles written both jointly and individually by Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell as they have participated in the debates generated by their major work, The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History (2000). One theme in those debates
King of the Boundless Sea
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Greg Anderson
Categories: American fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

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The Boundless Sea
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Gary Y. Okihiro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-24 - Publisher: University of California Press

The last book in a trilogy of explorations on space and time from a preeminent scholar, The Boundless Sea is Gary Y. Okihiro’s most innovative yet. Whereas Okihiro’s previous books, Island World and Pineapple Culture, sought to deconstruct islands and continents, tropical and temperate zones, this book interrogates the assumed
To Master the Boundless Sea
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Jason Wirth Smith
Categories: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

"As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like 'sea power' derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles, but also from a scientific effort to understand and master the ocean environment. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and concluding in the first

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