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Atlas of Maritime History

Year: 1986
Language: english
Author: Natkiel R., Preston A.
Genre: History
Publisher: Bison Books Corp.
ISBN: 0-8160-1132-X
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 256
Description: Throughout recorded history peoples and nations have depended on the sea for their prosperity, well-being and influence in peace and in war. Maritime trade and conflict have created great powers and empires, and defeat at sea has often begun or signalled their decline. Such an ebb and flow of wealth and importance can be charted for the Phoenicians and Athenians in the ancient world, the Vikings in medieval Europe, or Spain, the Netherlands and Britain as the modern era approaches.
The social and political constitution of the extra-European world have been equally strongly conditioned by maritime affairs. The great movement of African slaves in the triangular trade of the eighteenth century is only one example of the world-wide cultural impact of naval trade and seapower. Scientific and technological progress have been equally affected. The great voyages of exploration had obvious value for all the earth sciences, but mathematics and astronomy and even the more mundane craft of clockmaking have all been advanced by the needs and researches of seafaring men. Nelson’s ships-of-the-line were arguably the most complicated machines in existence in their time and massive supertankers or nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are scarcely less impressive today.
Maritime affairs have certainly played a decisive part in shaping the modern world and their influence remains as great in the present. Since 1945 the Soviet fleet has burgeoned in strength and is now challenging the global power-projection capability that the United States and its navy have rightly valued for so long. The Western world’s dependence on maritime trade and particularly the movement of oil could hardly be greater, while the superpowers’ fleets of missile submarines pose a still more fundamental threat to life and civilization.
The Atlas of Maritime History features a unique combination of clear and informative maps by Richard Natkiel, head cartographer of The Economist, supplemented by an authoritative commentary by Antony Preston, naval editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly. Together they provide an unrivalled reference source on naval battles, the great explorations and the evolving patterns of trade and commerce that continue to shape everyday life throughout the world. The Atlas of Maritime History will prove to be an invaluable guide and reference work for anyone interested in our history and the making of the modern world.



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