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The Conquest of the Ocean - An Illustated History of Searfing


Year: 2013
Language: english
Author: Lavery B.
Genre: History
Publisher: First American Edition
ISBN: 146540841X
Format: PDF/EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 402
Description: A captivating tale spanning 5,000 years of the oceans' history, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the stories of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown.
From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives and maritime adventures, many with first-person narratives of land seekers and globe charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, and Vitus Bering.
Additional info: Review
"[Author Brian] Lavery has a sound sense of how to interest new readers. He accentuates human-interest angles by quoting memoirists who experienced a famous naval battle or shipwreck or by sketching key individuals in the development of technological advances, such as ocean liners, submarines, and containerized shipping. Lavishly illustrating the extension of sea travel to transoceanic dimensions, Lavery's work ably serves a collection's need for a general, visually attractive chronicle of ships, sailors, and the sea." – Booklist
"[A] lavishly illustrated and readable work…Useful for research and enjoyable for leisure reading for students interested in naval history, exploration, and adventure." – School Library Journal
"Lavishly illustrating the extension of sea travel to transoceanic dimensions, [author Brian] Lavery's work ably serves a collection's need for a general, visually attractive chronicle of ships, sailors, and the sea." – Booklist
About the Author
Brian Lavery is a British naval historian and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is probably the world's leading authority on the ship of the line. He is the author of DK's Ship, as well as Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World and the highly successful two-volume history of sailing battleships, The Ship of the Line. Lavery was a historical consultant on Peter Weir's 2003 blockbuster Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. He has also consulted on the replica constructions of Captain Cook's Endeavour and the emigrant ship Susan Constant.

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