Encyclopedia Of American Literature Of The Sea And Great Lakes

Author by : Jill B. Gidmark
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Description : The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.


Contact And Exchange In The Ancient World

Author by : Victor H. Mair
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Description : Presents empirical evidence on a wide range of cultural phenomena in history, and thereby demonstrating the processes whereby cultural traits are acquired and modified - the dynamics of transmission and transformation. This book pays attention to biological organisms on the one hand and to developments spanning an entire continent on the other.


Ancient Ocean Crossings

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Description : Ancient Ocean Crossings paints a compelling picture of impressive pre-Columbian cultures and Old World civilizations that, contrary to many prevailing notions, were not isolated from one another, evolving independently, each in its own hemisphere. Instead, they constituted a “global ecumene,” involving a complex pattern of intermittent but numerous and profoundly consequential contacts. In Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas, Stephen Jett encourages readers to reevaluate the common belief that there was no significant interchange between the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita beyond the great oceans. More than a hundred centuries separate the time that Ice Age hunters are conventionally thought to have crossed a land bridge from Asia into North America and the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492. Traditional belief has long held that earth’s two hemispheres were essentially cut off from one another as a result of the post-Pleistocene meltwater-fed rising oceans that covered that bridge. The oceans, along with arctic climates and daunting terrestrial distances, formed impermeable barriers to interhemispheric communication. This viewpoint implies that the cultures of the Old World and those of the Americas developed independently. Drawing on abundant and concrete evidence to support his theory for significant pre-Columbian contacts, Jett suggests that many ancient peoples had both the seafaring capabilities and the motives to cross the oceans and, in fact, did so repeatedly and with great impact. His deep and broad work synthesizes information and ideas from archaeology, geography, linguistics, climatology, oceanography, ethnobotany, genetics, medicine, and the history of navigation and seafaring, making an innovative and persuasive multidisciplinary case for a new understanding of human societies and their diffuse but interconnected development.


The Sea Voyage Narrative

Author by : Robert Foulke
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Description : From The Odyssey to Moby Dick to The Old Man and the Sea, the long tradition of sea voyage narratives is comprehensively explained here supported by discussions of key texts.


The Book Buyer S Guide

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The Catholic School Journal

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The American Neptune

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Description : A quarterly journal of maritime history.


National Union Catalog

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Description : Includes entries for maps and atlases.


The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Maritime History Actium Battle Of

Author by : John B. Hattendorf
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : From the dawn of seafaring history to the present day, from the first crude canoes and rafts to today's nuclear submarines and supertankers, the Encyclopedia of Maritime History will systematically survey the separate but related interests of general historians and maritime specialists. Comprising more than one million words in four volumes, the work's nine hundred entries will provide a detailed and synthetic overview of the scope and sweep of maritime history, and will bring together in a readily accessible form a range of historical and professional information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.


Saturday Review

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The Horn Book Magazine

Author by : Bertha E. Mahony Miller
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Description : Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.


National Fisherman

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Contemporary Authors

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The Rudder

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Library Of Congress Catalogs

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Book Production Industry

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