The Conquest of the Ocean

The Conquest of the Ocean
Title The Conquest of the Ocean PDF eBook
Author Brian Lavery
Publisher Penguin
Pages 526
Release 2013-08-19
Genre History
ISBN 1465413871

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A captivating tale spanning 5,000 years of the oceans' history, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the stories of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives and maritime adventures, many with first-person narratives of land seekers and globe charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, and Vitus Bering.




The Spirit of Discovery; Or, The Conquest of Ocean

The Spirit of Discovery; Or, The Conquest of Ocean
Title The Spirit of Discovery; Or, The Conquest of Ocean PDF eBook
Author William Lisle Bowles
Publisher
Pages 294
Release 1804
Genre Discoveries in geography
ISBN

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The Spirit of Discovery; Or, the Conquest of the Ocean. A Poem, in Five Books, with Notes, Historical and Illustrative. (To which are Added, Smaller Sea-pieces, and Epitaphs ... and Rubens' Landscape: a Poem, Etc.).

The Spirit of Discovery; Or, the Conquest of the Ocean. A Poem, in Five Books, with Notes, Historical and Illustrative. (To which are Added, Smaller Sea-pieces, and Epitaphs ... and Rubens' Landscape: a Poem, Etc.).
Title The Spirit of Discovery; Or, the Conquest of the Ocean. A Poem, in Five Books, with Notes, Historical and Illustrative. (To which are Added, Smaller Sea-pieces, and Epitaphs ... and Rubens' Landscape: a Poem, Etc.). PDF eBook
Author William Lisle Bowles
Publisher
Pages 304
Release 1804
Genre
ISBN

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The Conquest of a Continent

The Conquest of a Continent
Title The Conquest of a Continent PDF eBook
Author W. Bruce Lincoln
Publisher Cornell University Press
Pages 554
Release 2007
Genre History
ISBN 9780801489228

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"In The Conquest of a Continent, the historian W. Bruce Lincoln details Siberia's role in Russian history, one remarkably similar to that of the frontier in the development of the United States.... It is a big, panoramic book, in keeping with the immensity of its subject."--Chicago Tribune"Lincoln is a compelling writer whose chapters are colorful snapshots of Siberia's past and present.... The Conquest of a Continent is a vivid narrative that will inform and entertain the broader reading public."--American Historical Review"This story includes Genghis Khan, who sent the Mongols warring into Russia; Ivan the Terrible, who conquered Siberia for Russia; Peter the Great, who supported scientific expeditions and mining enterprises; and Mikhail Gorbachev, whose glasnost policy prompted a new sense of 'Siberian' nationalism. It is also the story of millions of souls who themselves were conquered by Siberia.... Vast riches and great misery, often intertwined, mark this region."--The Wall Street JournalStretching from the Urals to the Arctic Ocean to China, Siberia is so vast that the continental United States and Western Europe could be fitted into its borders, with land to spare. Yet, in only six decades, Russian trappers, cossacks, and adventurers crossed this huge territory, beginning in the 1580s a process of conquest that continues to this day. As rich in resources as it was large in size, Siberia brought the Russians a sixth of the world's gold and silver, a fifth of its platinum, a third of its iron, and a quarter of its timber. The conquest of Siberia allowed Russia to build the modern world's largest empire, and Siberia's vast natural wealth continues to play a vital part in determining Russia's place in international affairs.Bleak yet romantic, Siberia's history comes to life in W. Bruce Lincoln's epic telling. The Conquest of a Continent, first published in 1993, stands as the most comprehensive and vivid account of the Russians in Siberia, from their first victories over the Mongol Khans to the environmental degradation of the twentieth century. Dynasties of incomparable wealth, such as the Stroganovs, figure into the story, as do explorers, natives, gold seekers, and the thousands of men and women sentenced to penal servitude or forced labor in Russia's great wilderness prisonhouse.




Conquering the Ocean

Conquering the Ocean
Title Conquering the Ocean PDF eBook
Author RICHARD. HINGLEY
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 337
Release 2024-06
Genre History
ISBN 0197776892

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This book provides an authoritative new narrative of the Roman conquest of Britain, from the two campaigns of Julius Caesar up until the construction of Hadrian's Wall. It highlights the motivations of Roman commanders and British resistance fighters during a key period of Britain's history.




Oceans of the World

Oceans of the World
Title Oceans of the World PDF eBook
Author Alan Villiers
Publisher
Pages 190
Release 1963
Genre Seafaring life
ISBN

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The Conquest of the Sea. A Book about Divers and Diving ... With ... Illustrations

The Conquest of the Sea. A Book about Divers and Diving ... With ... Illustrations
Title The Conquest of the Sea. A Book about Divers and Diving ... With ... Illustrations PDF eBook
Author Henry Siebe
Publisher
Pages 368
Release 1874
Genre
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