A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks Stewart Gordon
  • Title: A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks
  • Author: Stewart Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781611685404
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks Stewart Gordon A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks Shipwrecks as hidden windows on the history of globalizationRoman triremes of the Mediterranean The treasure fleet of the Spanish Main Great ocean liners of the Atlantic Stories of disasters at sea fi
    Shipwrecks as hidden windows on the history of globalizationRoman 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 ShipwrecShipwrecks as hidden windows on the history of globalizationRoman 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 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.
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    1. One very illustrative way of going through the history of mankind, taking examples of representative shipwrecks from ancient times until the near past, with their history and their general context.A good read indeed

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    2. Today s post is on The History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks by Stewart Gordon It is 270 pages long including notes and an index It is published by ForeEdge The cover has a painting of the sinking of the Lusitania the intended reader is someone who likes history, ships, and how they changed the world There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the dust jacket Shipwrecks as hidden windows on the history of globalization.Stories of disasters at sea, [...]

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    3. I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing Early Reviewers, in exchange for a review.This book is an interesting twist on the idea of explaining history through a specific set of artifacts As a kid, I had a major obsession with the lost great liners, so this sounded right up my alley You won t find a lot of the well known shipwrecks here, like Titanic or Bismarck The author covers a wide range of vessels, from a dug out canoe, to the Lusitania Each chapter in the book focuses on a certa [...]

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    4. Shipwrecks are tragic, but have been a part of human history since we started making ships There are an estimated three million ships sitting on the bottom of the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers of the world Of that staggering number, Stewart Gordon picked sixteen to tell the story of human history.A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks does not tell the story of the most famous wrecks From the cover, you may think the Titanic makes the list It does not There are a few shipwrecks that you [...]

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    5. Disclaimer I received this book as a First Reads giveaway.This book recounts human history through a series of sunken ships from an 8000 year old dugout to the 2012 Costa Concordia sinking Each chapter covers a different vessel, and discusses what is known about its sinking, how the vehicle was constructed and compared to other sea going vessels of the time, how it fit into the world of its contemporaries and what was going on in the world at the time As someone who s interested in history, I fo [...]

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    6. I received this book for free through first reads giveaway This book takes an innovative approach of relaying historical moments It covers interesting topics with detail It is very dense and definitely is one that would be best appreciated by history lovers.

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    7. I loved this book It was so interesting to learn about the world this way I did check it out from the library but I think I may eventually purchase it It s worth owning.

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    8. Very intense I learned a lot about ships, travel, and history Who would think to sew a ship together

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