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ISBN-10: 1789144876
ISBN-13: 9781789144871
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 11/26/2021
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The Sea: Nature and Culture

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Sailing across time and geography, the imaginary and the real, The Sea chronicles the many physical and cultural meanings of the watery abyss.

This book explores the sea and its meanings from ancient myths to contemporary geopolitics, from Atlantis to the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Richard Hamblyn traces a cultural and geographical journey from estuary to abyss, beginning with the topographies of the shoreline and ending with the likely futures of our maritime environments. Along the way he considers the sea as a site of work and endurance; of story and song; of language, leisure, and longing. By meditating on the sea as both a physical and a cultural presence, the book shines new light on the sea and its indelible place in the human imagination.

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"Hamblyn does justice to the ocean's vast and mysterious nature. . . . This pleasant and edifying study will be a nice place to start for readers looking to learn more about the ocean."– "Publishers Weekly"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789144876
ISBN-13: 9781789144871
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 11/26/2021
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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