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The Sea and Civilization : A Maritime History of the World
by Lincoln Paine


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A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of the sea revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of the sea revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human.The Sea and Civilization is a mesmerizing, rhapsodic narrative of maritime enterprise, from the origins of long-distance migration to the great seafaring cultures of antiquity; from Song Dynasty human-powered paddle-boats to aircraft carriers and container ships. Lincoln Paine takes the reader on an intellectual adventure casting the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilizationis a stunning work of history.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781101970355
  • ISBN-10: 1101970359
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 800


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Books > History > Maritime History & Piracy
Books > History > World - General
Books > History > Civilization

 
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