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The History of Seafaring

Navigating the World's Oceans

Donald S. Johnson, Juha Nurminen

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Publisher: John Nurminen Foundation, Conway

Page count: 374

ISBN-13: 9789529745227

Translations:

The History of Seafaring

Navigating the World's Oceans

Donald S. Johnson, Juha Nurminen

89,00 

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12 in stock

The seaways were the first global network and they irrevocably linked the destinies of geographically and culturally distant peoples. The History of Seafaring is the definitive volume on navigation and exploration and recounts the motives that drove Europeans to seek routes to the far corners of the globe and in particular the seamanship that made their voyages possible. Fully international in its approach, this outstanding book pieces together the advances in astronomy, navigation, shipbuilding, seamanship and cartography down the ages to tell the fascinating and absorbing story of mankind’s relationship with the sea. This story is presented in an elegant format and is richly illustrated with a beautiful selection of rutters and portolan charts, photographs of ship’s instruments and artefacts, and maritime paintings.

“This is a fearless book that has crested waves and tasted salt. Its compass measures as wide as the sea itself, stretching from the dawn of navigation by sun and stars up to the time when the wireless telegraph was adapted at sea. As one would expect – as one would hope – the author, Donald S. Johnson, is experienced not only as a historian but also as a sailor who has crossed the Atlantic singlehandedly in a small boat several times. To read The History of Seafaring is to voyage vicariously through 3,000 years of maritime history with no fear of getting lost.” – Dava Sobel, Author 

“This magnificent book tells the history of the seas and ships. It is richly and impressively illustrated with rare maps, old manuscripts, pictures of navigational tools and of course paintings of the ships themselves and pictures of their scale models. The result is simply striking.” – Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections, The British Library