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Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans / Brian Fagan.

Author/creator Fagan, Brian M.
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York ; Berlin : Bloomsbury Press, ©2012.
Descriptionxx, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents "The sands and flats are discovered" -- Across the Pacific. Sunda and Sahul ; "Butterfly wings scattered over the water" ; A pattern of islands -- Poseidon's waters. A world of ceaseless movement ; Timber and mekku-stones -- The monsoon world. The Erythraean Sea ; "A place of great traffic" ; "We spread our cloudlike sails aloft" -- Turbulent waters in the North. Seascapes of ancestors ; "Storms fell on the stern in icy feathers" -- The Pacific to the West. The Aleutians : "The sea becomes very high" ; Raven releases the fish ; The fiery pool and the spiny oyster -- Of fish and portolans.
Abstract Looks at the early development of navigation, examining how ancient humans discovered the secrets of wind, tides, and stars that allowed them to make long voyages that profoundly changed human civilization.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2011045758

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