The Boundless Sea

A Human History of the Oceans
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: OB76489
Released: 29 Sep, 2020
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781705217795
Narrator(s): Nigel Patterson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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Description

From the author of the acclaimed The Great Sea, David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.Far more than merely another history of exploration, The Boundless Sea shows how maritime networks gradually formed a continuum of interaction and interconnection. Working chronologically, Abulafia moves from the earliest forays of peoples taking hand-hewn canoes into uncharted waters, to the routes taken daily by supertankers in the thousands. History on the grandest scale and scope, written with passion and precision, this is a project few could have undertaken. Abulafia, whom The Atlantic calls "superb writer with a gift for lucid compression and an eye for the telling detail," proves again why he ranks as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

Author(s): David Abulafia
Genre: History
Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 29 Sep, 2020

All Formats/Editions

eAudio
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Author(s): David Abulafia
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Genre: History
Product Number OB78147
Released: 18 Mar, 2020
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: #9780141992655
eBook
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Author(s): David Abulafia
Genre: History
Product Number WEB382554
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: #9780141972091

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