Read A Short History of Seafaring. For over 5000 years, the sea has challenged & rewarded brave sailors who set forth to explore it. This unusual history of the sea & sailing tells the remarkable story of those individuals, whether they lived to tell the tale or not.
From the early Polynesian seafarers, the full circumnavigations of the globe, to explorers picking their way through the coral reefs of the West Indies, a compelling story of life at sea that lies behind our search for new lands & uncharted waters.
Great milestones of nautical history from the discovery of America to the establishment of the Royal Navy, the naval history of the Civil War, the Battle of Midway & modern piracy in their cultural & historical context. A Short History of Seafaring is a unique story of awe-inspiring tales, epic sea voyages, unique discoveries, fantastic feats of seamanship, passion, endurance & ingenuity. Fascinating.