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Mapping the Oceans: Discovering the World Beneath Our Seas

Mapping the Oceans: Discovering the World Beneath Our Seas (Hardback)

By Fry, Carolyn

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The world's oceans cover just over 70.8 per cent of the Earth's surface, and yet we know more about the moon then what lies beneath these dark waters. As early as 5000 BC, efforts have been made to map these oceans, establish trade routes and discover new lands. In more recent ye...ars, this energy has focused downwards, into the ocean's inky depths and shadowy seabeds. Award winning writer Carolyn Fry explores all of the above, narrating centuries of maritime exploration - from James Cook to James Cameron - and the fascinating discoveries have helped to map the world. This book is produced in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum. Based in Greenwich, London, this prestigious museum has the largest archives for maritime history in the world, comprising of more than 1.5 million items. Dedicated to conservation, educational outreach and cutting-edge research, the NMM is a world-leading institution in the study of maritime history. This beautifully illustrated full-color book includes an incredible selection of rare maps from their archives, from historic sea charts to topographic maps of the ocean floor. Combining remarkable history with pioneering science, Mapping the Oceans includes all you need to know about this fantastic and tantalizing of phenomena - the sea.
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ISBN 9781788280921
Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Arcturus Science & History Collection
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ISBN-13 9781788280921
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Imprint Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Released 15 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fry, Carolyn
Series Arcturus Science & History Collection
Category World History
Oceanography (Seas)
Physical Geography
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 280mm
Dewey Code 912.1962
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Cartography - History, Nautical charts - History, Ocean - Maps
NBS Text Geography
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade