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- DescriptionDespite the fact that the vast majority of the earth's surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our kwledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical kwledge about the ocean. These include, but are t limited to, Christopher Columbus' first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nexistent islands, the establishment of transoceanic trade routes, the discovery of largescale water movements, the HMS Challenger expedition, the search for the elusive Terra Australis Incognita, the formulation of the theory of continental drift and the mapping of the seabed. Using a combination of original, empirical (archival, material and cartographic), and theoretical sources, this book uniquely brings together fascinating narratives throughout history to produce a representation and mapping of geographical oceanic kwledge. It questions how we kw what we kw about the oceans and how this kwledge is represented and mapped. The book then uses this representation and mapping as a way to coherently trace the evolution of oceanic spatial awareness. In recent years, particularly in historical geography, discovering and kwing the ocean-space has been a completely separate enterprise from discovering and colonising the lands beyond it. There has been such focus on studying colonised lands, yet the oceans between them have been neglected. This book gives the geographical ocean a voice to be ackwledged as a space where history, geography and indeed historical geography took place.
- Author BiographyAnne-Flore Laloe, after graduating from the University of Exeter, was Curator of Historical Collections at the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Since January 2015, she has been Archivist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
- Author(s)Anne-Flore Laloe
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/04/2016
- Series TitleStudies in Historical Geography
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content Note12 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white halftones, 8 black & white line drawings
- Weight385 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Series Edited byRobert Mayhew
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