S&C review: Asian Review of World Histories

Asian Review of World Histories 3:1 (January 2015)
Reviewed by Karen M. TEOH, Stonehill College, Massachusetts, USA

This is a poignant moment to contemplate the sea, and man-kind’s relationship to it. The pressures of climate change and human activity—from large-scale aquaculture to container ship-ping, from mineral extraction to deep-sea exploration—have affected the oceans and the marine life on which we depend, usually not for the better. As Lincoln Paine conclusively demonstrates in this magisterial work, the seas are also a crucial, per-haps even central, point of focus in the story of human civilization.
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