John Gillis - The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 4:00pm
John R. Gillis discusses The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History ($27.50). In his new book, historian John R. Gillis explores the deep history of seacoasts, the original home of humankind. Beginning with the moment that Africans came down to the shore, he follows the coastal migrations which ultimately populated the entire globe.  Gillis shows how we have shaped coasts, and how they have shaped us. 

John R. Gillis is the author of Islands of the Mind, A World of their Own MakingMyth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values, and Commemorations. He is Professor History Emeritus at Rutgers University and now divides his time between two coasts: Northern California and Maine.
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The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226922232
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 17th, 2012

Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions.