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By Lincoln Paine

A enormous, absolutely obtainable paintings of scholarship that retells human historical past throughout the tale of mankind's courting with the sea.

An accomplishment of either nice sweep and illuminating aspect, The Sea and Civilization is a beautiful paintings of heritage that unearths in breathtaking intensity how humans first got here into touch with each other through ocean and river, and the way items, languages, religions, and whole cultures unfold throughout and alongside the world's waterways.

Lincoln Paine takes us again to the origins of long-distance migration by way of sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the severe position of maritime alternate to the civilizations of old Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the good seafaring cultures of antiquity like these of the Phoenicians and Greeks, in addition to these of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational abilities, shipbuilding thoughts, and advertisement acumen to set up bright in another country colonies and exchange routes within the centuries best as much as the age of ecu in another country growth. His narrative lines next advancements in advertisement and naval transport during the post-Cold struggle period. particularly, Paine makes transparent how the increase and fall of civilizations should be traced to the sea.

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By Lincoln Paine

A enormous, absolutely obtainable paintings of scholarship that retells human historical past throughout the tale of mankind's courting with the sea.

An accomplishment of either nice sweep and illuminating aspect, The Sea and Civilization is a beautiful paintings of heritage that unearths in breathtaking intensity how humans first got here into touch with each other through ocean and river, and the way items, languages, religions, and whole cultures unfold throughout and alongside the world's waterways.

Lincoln Paine takes us again to the origins of long-distance migration by way of sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the severe position of maritime alternate to the civilizations of old Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the good seafaring cultures of antiquity like these of the Phoenicians and Greeks, in addition to these of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational abilities, shipbuilding thoughts, and advertisement acumen to set up bright in another country colonies and exchange routes within the centuries best as much as the age of ecu in another country growth. His narrative lines next advancements in advertisement and naval transport during the post-Cold struggle period. particularly, Paine makes transparent how the increase and fall of civilizations should be traced to the sea.

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