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The human shore : seacoasts in history

Author: John R Gillis
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Series: Seacoasts in history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Human Shore, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, John R. Gillis recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the people who dwelled along the African shore to the bustle and glitz of today's megacities and beach resorts. He takes readers from discussion of the possible coastal location of the Garden of Eden to the ancient communities that have existed along beaches,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gillis, John R.
Human shore.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012023404
(OCoLC)783150309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Gillis
ISBN: 9780226922256 0226922251 1283603780 9781283603782
OCLC Number: 814300491
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: An alternative to Eden --
Coasts of the ancient mariner --
Sea frontiers of the early modern Atlantic --
Settling the shores --
Second discovery of the sea --
Coastal dreams and nightmares --
Conclusion: learning to live with coasts.
Series Title: Seacoasts in history
Responsibility: John R. Gillis.

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Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In this book, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, the author recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the  Read more...

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"In The Human Shore, John R. Gillis offers a sweeping analysis of coastal communities from the Old Testament to the Japanese tsunami. This inclusive and wide-ranging book will be read by those Read more...

 
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