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Author Paine, Lincoln P.

Title The sea and civilization : a maritime history of the world / Lincoln Paine.

Publication Info. New York : Knopf, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    910.45 PAI    Available
Edition First Edition.
Description xxxv, 744 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-706) and index.
Summary A retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in 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. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea.
Subject Ocean and civilization.
Naval history.
Naval art and science -- History.
Navigation -- History.
Sea-power -- History.
Cover Title Sea & civilization
ISBN 9781400044092 hardback
140004409X hardback

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