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The conquest of the ocean : the illustrated history of seafaring

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Spans five thousand years of the ocean's history to tell the stories of the courageous individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown, from the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lavery
ISBN: 9781465408419 146540841X 9781409367970 1409367975
OCLC Number: 855856806
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The first ocean sailors to 1450 --
The age of exploration, 1450-1600 --
The age of empire, 1600-1815 --
Steam and emigration, 1815-1914 --
The wars on the oceans, 1914-1945 --
The global ocean, 1945-present.
Responsibility: Brian Lavery.

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Spans five thousand years of the ocean's history to tell the stories of the courageous individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown, from the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British.

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