Social Science

The Sea-craft of Prehistory

Author: Paul Johnstone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 202

The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.
Social Science

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory

Author: Paul Johnstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 509

The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.
History

Space, Time and Man

Author: Grahame Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 423

A remarkable account of man's understanding of his place in space and time, from prehistory to the present.
Civilization

Prehistoric Man

Author: Sir Daniel Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Civilization

Page:

View: 190

History

The Sea and History

Author: E. E. Rice

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 943

The Sea and History brings together distinguished experts in the fields of maritime archaeology, ancient history and modern history to provide a unique overview of the relationship between man and the sea from Roman times to the present day. In his opening essay Geoffrey Rickman gives a comprehensive overview of the physical characteristics of the Mediterranean and its importance in Graeco-Roman times. Elisha Linder also demonstrates the importance of the sea in ancient times by examining various myths and legends about the sea in ancient societies, showing how man overcame feelings of mystery and fear and developed an ability to master the oceans on long-distance voyages. Nic Flemming shows how physical changes in sea levels have had wide-ranging effects on settlement patterns along the shoreline, on the location of harbours and on the development of commercial ports, while the vexed question of extant marine resources makes Anthony Laughton's examination of marine resources from antiquity to the present day particularly topical. Sean McGrail discusses various types of ancient and medieval ships and the different methods of ship construction used by peoples in many seas, and A.J. Parker gives a fascinating account of maritime trade in the ancient Mediterranean. Bringing the subject of man and the sea forward from antiquity, Sarah Arenson considers the theme of medieval navigation and exploration, emphasizing the fact that seafaring expertise did not decline after the days of the great naval and maritime fleets of antiquity. Admiral Sir James Eberle brings us to the modern day with an assessment of the development of the command of sea power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and finally, the eminent military historian John Keegan brings the sea and history back to British shores, showing how the sea has always held a particular importance and fascination for this island nation. The nine papers in this volume were given at the 1995 Wolfson College Lectures and are published here for the first time.
Indonesia

Unveiling Indonesia

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: Washington, DC : The Library

ISBN:

Category: Indonesia

Page: 2143

View: 265