A Short History of Seafaring

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A Short History of Seafaring is a unique compendium of awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages that always involve great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.

For more than 5,000 years, the oceans have challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors who set forth to explore them. From Ancient Greek traders to modern piracy, this compelling history tells of trade and tragedy, conquest and defeat, the search for new lands, and the lure of uncharted waters.