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The Resource Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans, Brian Fagan

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

Label
Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans
Title
Beyond the blue horizon
Title remainder
how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Brian M
Dewey number
910.4/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.N3
LC item number
F33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Navigation, Prehistoric
  • Sea Peoples
  • Ocean travel
Label
Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans, Brian Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn759174621
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xx, 313 p.
Isbn
9781608190058
Lccn
2011045758
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)759174621
Label
Beyond the blue horizon : how the earliest mariners unlocked the secrets of the oceans, Brian Fagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn759174621
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xx, 313 p.
Isbn
9781608190058
Lccn
2011045758
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)759174621

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