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The conquest of the ocean : the illustrated history of seafaring / Brian Lavery.

Lavery, Brian, (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781465408419
  • ISBN: 146540841X
  • ISBN: 9781409367970 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1409367975 (hbk.)
  • Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2013.

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 910.45/Lavery (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books G 540 L335 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 910.4509/LAVERY (Text to phone) Checked out 08/07/2014
Swampscott Lower Level 910.45 L (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 910.45 Lavery (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-391) and index.
Contents Note: The first ocean sailors to 1450 -- The age of exploration, 1450-1600 -- The age of empire, 1600-1815 -- Steam and emigration, 1815-1914 -- The wars on the oceans, 1914-1945 -- The global ocean, 1945-present.
Summary: Spans five thousand years of the ocean's history to tell the stories of the courageous individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown, from the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British.