A fascinating journey through over 5000 years of seafaring history, packed with first-hand accounts of triumphs and disasters.
Brian Lavery is Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and author of over 30 books on ships and seafaring. As a highly respected maritime historian, he was consultant on the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, advised on the replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour, and wrote the best-selling accompanying book to the BBC drama series Empire of the Seas.
This extremely detailed and well researched book spans more than six centuries of naval history, contains accounts of seafaring exploits by explorers, and examines a variety of maritime environments and key events in world history, from the age of exploration to the container revolution... overall a very impressive volume. * Ships Monthly *