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The Resource A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks, Stewart Gordon

A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks, Stewart Gordon

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A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks
Title
A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks
Statement of responsibility
Stewart Gordon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Shipwrecks as hidden windows on the history of globalization. Roman triremes of the Mediterranean. The treasure fleet of the Spanish Main. Great ocean liners of the Atlantic. Stories of disasters at sea fire the imagination as little else can, whether the subject is a historical wreck--the Titanic or the Bismark--or the recent capsizing of a Mediterranean cruise ship. Shipwrecks also make for a new and very different understanding of world history. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks explores the ages-long, immensely hazardous, persistently romantic, and still-ongoing process of moving people and goods across far-flung maritime worlds. Telling the stories of ships and the people who made and sailed them, from the earliest ancient-Nile craft to the Exxon Valdez, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks argues that the gradual integration of localized and separate maritime regions into fewer, larger, and more interdependent regions offers a unique window on world history. Stewart Gordon draws a number of provocative conclusions from his study, among them that the European 'Age of Exploration' as a singular event is simply a myth--many cultures, east and west, explored far-flung maritime worlds over the millennia--and that technologies of shipbuilding and navigation have been among the main drivers of science and technology throughout history. Finally, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks shows in a series of compelling narratives that the development of institutions and technologies that made terrifying oceans familiar, and turned unknown seas into sea-lanes, profoundly matters in our modern world"--Publisher's website
  • "An examination of 16 shipwrecks from ancient to modern times, and what they show about culture, trade, technology, and the movement of peoples"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Stewart
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
G525
LC item number
.G65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwrecks
  • World history
  • Naval history
  • Navigation
  • Shipbuilding
  • HISTORY
  • Naval history
  • Navigation
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipwrecks
  • World history
  • Nonfiction
  • History
Label
A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks, Stewart Gordon
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dufuna dugout (c. 6000 BCE) -- Khufu barge (2600 BCE) -- Uluburun shipwreck (1327 BCE) -- Sutton Hoo burial (c. 645 CE) -- Intan shipwreck (c. 1000) -- Maimonides wreck -- Kublai Khan's fleet -- Bremen cog -- Barbary War galley -- Los Tres Reyes -- HMS victory -- Lucy Walker -- Flying Cloud -- Lusitania -- Exxon Valdez -- Costa Concordia -- Conclusion: Maritime history as world history
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919719627
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611685404
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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72ec84ea-7b8b-4a7c-a71f-46591ebe30ca
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919719627
Label
A history of the world in sixteen shipwrecks, Stewart Gordon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dufuna dugout (c. 6000 BCE) -- Khufu barge (2600 BCE) -- Uluburun shipwreck (1327 BCE) -- Sutton Hoo burial (c. 645 CE) -- Intan shipwreck (c. 1000) -- Maimonides wreck -- Kublai Khan's fleet -- Bremen cog -- Barbary War galley -- Los Tres Reyes -- HMS victory -- Lucy Walker -- Flying Cloud -- Lusitania -- Exxon Valdez -- Costa Concordia -- Conclusion: Maritime history as world history
Control code
919719627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611685404
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
72ec84ea-7b8b-4a7c-a71f-46591ebe30ca
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919719627

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