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|Read E-pub ð A Short History of Seafaring ⚤ A fascinating journey through than , years of seafaring history in this essential guide to the most impressive seafaring tales, explorers, and maritime environments For than , years, the seas have challenged, rewarded, and punished the brave sailors who set forth to explore it This history of the seas and sailing tells the remarkable story of those individuals whether they lived to tell the tale themselves or notFrom the early Polynesian seafarers and the first full circumnavigations of the globe, to explorers picking their way through the coral reefs of the West Indies, this book tells the compelling story of life at sea that lies behind man s search for new lands, new trade, conquest, and uncharted watersCharting the great milestones of nautical history from the discovery of America to the establishment of the Royal Navy, the naval history of the American Civil War, the Battle of Midway and modern piracy the book sets all of them in their cultural and historical context The Conquest of the Ocean is a unique compendium of awe inspiring tales of epic sea voyages and great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity 3.5 stars I thought a broad history of seafaring would be right up my alley, but this book was a bit too broad for my taste To cover such a broad stretch of history, the author decided to choose one primary source description of a given time period I think that could have worked, but still neededcontext The section on the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II was from the perspective of an American sailor who served as a liaison on British ships This allowed the author to tell several 3.5 stars I thought a broad history of seafaring would be right up my alley, but this book was a bit too broad for my taste To cover such a broad stretch of history, the author decided to choose one primary source description of a given time period I think that could have worked, but still neededcontext The section on the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II was from the perspective of an American sailor who served as a liaison on British ships This allowed the author to tell several different stories, but it neglected the overall impact of that struggle The author did not shy away from the difficult aspects of naval history, such as slave ships or the explorer s impact on native people of the Americas I did learn some new stories as well I appreciated the sections on the technical improvements as well Very informative, covers maritime history from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives.