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Vast expanses : a history of the oceans

Author: Helen M Rozwadowski
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018.
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Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient connections with the sea have developed and multiplied with industrialization and globalization, a trajectory that runs counter to Western depictions of the ocean as a place  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rozwadowski, Helen M.
Vast expanses.
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018
(OCoLC)1022489186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen M Rozwadowski
ISBN: 9781789140293 1789140293
OCLC Number: 1082322446
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : People and oceans --
A long sea story --
Imagined oceans --
Seas connect --
Fathoming all the ocean --
Industrial ocean --
Ocean frontier --
Accessible ocean --
Epilogue : Ocean as archive, sea as history.
Responsibility: Helen M. Rozwadowski.

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