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

Lavery, Brian, (author.).
  • Book Book
  • 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

  • 5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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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 Adult Nonfiction G 540 L335 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 910.4509/LAVERY (Text to Phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 910.45 L (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 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.


Lavery, Brian. "The conquest of the ocean : the illustrated history of seafaring." New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2013.

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