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The Indian Ocean by Michael N. Pearson
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May 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history, general-history
Recommended for: those interested in world history, trade, and geopolitics
Read in May, 2011

This is an excellent history that treats from prehistory to the 21st century. The treatment of the past 100 years is a tad banal and obvious but the treatment of the greater history is brilliant.

Please note, Pearson is an academic and though writing for a general audience the book has that musty feel which most academics give off. Still, this is an important addition to an area of the world that should become increasingly important over the next 50 or 60 years...or whenever the oil runs out.

Highly recommended for those interested in world history, trade, and geopolitics.

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