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Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans / Brian Fagan
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910.45 F151B
New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2012.
1st U.S. ed.
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Descript
xx, 313 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
"The sands and flats are discovered" -- Across the Pacific. Sunda and Sahul ; "Butterfly wings scattered over the water" ; A pattern of islands -- Poseidon's waters. A world of ceaseless movement ; Timber and mekku-stones -- Monsoon world. Erythraean Sea ; "A place of great traffic" ; "We spread our cloudlike sails aloft" -- Turbulent waters in the North. Seascapes of ancestors ; "Storms fell on the stern in icy feathers" -- Pacific to the West. Aleutians : "The sea becomes very high" ; Raven releases the fish ; Fiery pool and the spiny oyster -- Of fish and portolans.
Summary
Looks at the early development of navigation, examining how ancient humans discovered the secrets of wind, tides, and stars that allowed them to make long voyages that profoundly changed human civilization.
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ISBN
9781608190058
1608190056
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