Maritime Silk Road——the oldest sea route in history.
As one of the ancient civilizations, China is a country with enormous land area as well as having long sea coastlines. From south to north, the coastline of Mainland China runs for more than 18,000 km.In addition, there are coastlines of the offshore islands, making the total coastline of China more than 32,000 km that stretches across temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climatic zones.
The coastal areas of China are important cradles of ancient maritime civilizations of the East. As early as prehistoric times, people living in these areas were persistent in creativity and innovations while accruing valuable experiences, resulting in improved navigation capabilities in water. They planed simple boats and then built ships, eventually learning to take advantage of astronomy and ocean currents, and mastering the ways of maritime navigation. They were able to sail far across the oceans and establish contact with Southeast and Northeast Asia , creating many unexplainable miracles which made later people gasp in admiration.
This ebook show you a whole Maritime Silk Road story and pictures.
Several chapters in this ebook,such as The Convergence of Early Sea Lanes of the East and the West Maritime Civilizations of the Far East;From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean : Contributions to Navigation by Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans; Archeological Findings from the South Yue Kingdom ; Voyages of Han Dynasty Envoys to the South China Sea,etc.
Let's start a Chinese-ancient-style trip with this book.
Feetan is honored to introduce this book to App Store with the authorization from the original publisher, China Intercontinental Press, the best press offering China related English books.
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