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The Sea: A Cultural History

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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because of the sea, from navigation ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Reaktion Books
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THE MOST UNFORTUNATE feature of John Mack’s new book is its subtitle. I can only hope that “A Cultural History” was the work of an editorial assistant who feared that Mack’s effort would be sequestered on a shelf of academic or scientific tomes unless some popular tag were attached. Since cultural histories are all the rage, Mack’s book at least has a fighting chance of sharing a display with the most recent profundities of David Brooks.Read more...
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