About this book series

The world’s oceans cover over 70% of the planet’s surface area.  Global shipping carries at least 80% of the world’s traded goods. Offshore oil and gas account for more than one-third of world energy production. With the maritime domain so important and influential to the world’s history, politics, security, and the global political economy, this series endeavors to examine this essential and distinct saltwater perspective through an interdisciplinary lens, with a focus on understanding the ocean historically, politically, and from a security lens. Through a spectrum of engaging and unique topics, it will contribute to our understanding of the ocean, both historically and in a contemporary light, as source, avenue, and arena: a source of food and energy; an avenue for the flow of goods, people, and ideas; and an arena for struggle and warfare. The series will use an interdisciplinary approach—integrating diplomatic, environmental, geographic, and strategic perspectives—to explore the challenges presented by history and the contemporary maritime issues around the world.
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  • Geoffrey F. Gresh

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