A Short History of Seafaring – Brian Lavery

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Journey through more than 5000 years of seafaring history in this essential guide to the most impressive seafaring tales, explorers, and maritime environments. For more than 5000 years, the seas have challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors who set forth to explore it. This history of the seas and sailing tells the remarkable story of those individuals – whether they lived to tell the tale themselves or not. From the early Polynesian seafarers and the first full circumnavigations of the globe, to explorers picking their way through the coral reefs of the West Indies, this book tells the compelling story of life at sea that lies behind man’s search for new lands, new trade, conquest, and uncharted waters.