Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked by Brian Fagan

By Brian Fagan

In Beyond the Blue Horizon, archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest subject but: the iconic quest to grasp the oceans, the planet's so much mysterious terrain. we all know the stories of Columbus and Captain cook dinner, but a lot prior mariners made both daring and world-changing voyages. From the instant while historical Polynesians first dared to sail past the horizon, Fagan vividly explains how our mastery of the oceans replaced the process human heritage.

What drove people to probability their lives on open water? How did early sailors release the secrets and techniques of winds, tides, and the celebs they suggested via? What have been the earliest ocean crossings like? With compelling aspect, Fagan finds how seafaring developed in order that the forbidding nation-states of the ocean gods have been reworked from boundaries right into a nexus of trade and cultural trade. From bamboo rafts within the Java Sea to triremes within the Aegean, from Norse longboats to sealskin kayaks in Alaska, Fagan crafts a charming narrative of humanity's urge to problem the unknown and search out far-off beaches. Beyond the Blue Horizon will enthrall readers who loved Dava Sobel's Longitude, Simon Winchester's Atlantic, and Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel.

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