Further Readings

Barber, Paul H., Stephen R. Palumbi,  Mark V. Erdmann, and M. Kasim Moosa. “Biogeography: A Marine Wallace Line.” Nature 406, no. 6797 (17 August 2000): 692–93. doi:10.1038/35021135

Beaulieu, Marie-Claire, ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in Antiquity (500BCE–800CE). Vol. 1,  A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Bolster, W. Jeffrey. The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2012.

Burnett, D. Graham. The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Cohen, Margaret, ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in the Age of Empire (1800-1920). Vol. 5, A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Crosby, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Company, 1972.

Dawson, Kevin. Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018: 1–98.

Delbourgo, James. “Divers Things: Collecting the World Under Water.” History of Science 49, no. 2 (2011): 149–85.

Dorsey, Kurkpatrick. Whales & Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas. Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2013.

Elias, Ann. Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019.

Fernando, Tamara, “Death at the Pearl Fishery.” Hypocrite Reader 95 (July 2020). https://hypocritereader.com/95/tamara-fernando-mannar-pearls-cholera

Finley, Carmel. All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

———. All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

George, Rose. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2013.

Gillis, John R. “The Blue Humanities.” Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 34, no. 3 (May/June 2013). https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2013/mayjune/feature/the-blue-humanities

———. Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Grasso, Glenn M. “What Appeared Limitless Plenty: The Rise and Fall of the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Halibut Fishery,” Environmental History 13 (Jan. 2008): 66–91.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Oceanographers and the Cold War: Disciples of Marine Science. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. 

———. Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 

Hau’ofa, Epeli. “Our Sea of Islands.” In A New Oceania: Rediscovering Our Sea of Islands, edited by Eric Waddell, Vijay Naidu, and Epeli Hau’ofa, 2–16. Suva, Fiji: The University of the South Pacific in association with Beake House, 1993.

Labaree, Benjamin W. “The Atlantic Paradox.” In The Atlantic World of Robert G. Albion, edited by Benjamin W. Labaree, ed., 195–217. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1975.

Lamb, Jonathan, ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in the Age of Enlightenment (1650–1800). Vol. 4, A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Lambourn, Elizabeth A., ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in the Medieval Age (800–1450). Vol. 2, A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Mentz, Steve, ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in the Renaissance (1450–1650). Vol. 3, A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Mentz, Steven. “Towards a Blue Cultural Studies: The Sea, Maritime Culture and Early Modern Literature.” Literature Compass 6,  no. 5 (2009): 997–1013.

MI News Network. “10 Things You Use Every Day are Shipped by Cargo Ships.” Marine Insight, 28 December 2015. https://www.marineinsight.com/know-more/10-things-you-use-every-day-are-shipped-by-dry-cargo-carriers/

Ollman, Leah. “Victorian Photographer Anna Atkins’ Botanical Prints Merged Science, Technology, and Artistry.” Los Angeles Times, 9 October 2018. Accessed 4 September 2020. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/museums/la-et-cm-anna-atkins-photographer-20181009-story.html

Oreskes, Naomi. Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’t Know About the Ocean. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Paine, Lincoln. “The Environmental Turn in Maritime History.” Argonauta 37, no. 2 (2020): 5–8.

Poole, Robert. Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Richardson, Philip L. “The Benjamin Franklin and Timothy Folger Charts of the Gulf Stream.” In Oceanography: The Past, edited by Mary Sears and Daniel Merriman, 703–17. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1980.

Rosenberg, Andrew A., W. Jeffrey Bolster, Karen E. Alexander, William B. Leavenworth, Andrew B. Cooper, and Matthew G. McKenzie. “The History of Ocean Resources: Modeling Cod Biomass Using Historical Records.” Frontiers in Ecology 3, no. 2 (2005): 84–90.

Rozwadowski, Helen M. Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

———. “Ocean Literacy and Public Humanities.” Park Stewardship Forum 36, no. 3 (2020): 365–73. doi:10.5070/P536349841

———. “Oceans: Fusing the History of Science and Technology with Environmental History.” In A Companion to American Environmental History, edited by Douglas Cazaux Sackman, 442–61. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

———. Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans. London: Reaktion Books, 2018.

Rudwick, Martin J. S. Scenes from Deep Time: Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Ryan, James R. “’Our Home on the Ocean’: Lady Brassey and the Voyages of the Sunbeam, 1874–1887.” Journal of Historical Geography 32 (2006): 579–604.

Sloan, Kim, and Joyce E. Chaplin, eds. A New World: England’s First View of America. London, British Museum Press, 2006.

Steinberg, Philip E. The Social Construction of the Ocean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Torma, Franziska, ed. A Cultural History of the Sea in the Global Age (1920–2000+). Vol. 6, A Cultural History of the Sea, edited by Margaret Cohen. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

UNESCO. Ocean Literacy for All: A Toolkit. UNESCO, 2018. Accessed 3 September 2020: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260721

Van Duzer, Chet. Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps. London: British Library, 2013.

Weir, Gary E. An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and The Ocean Environment. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001

Weisman, Alan. “The Sea Cradle.” In The World Without Us, 328–44. New York: Picador, 2007.

Wendt, Henry. Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472–1700. Santa Rosa, CA: Global Imprint, 2010.

World Bank & Food and Agriculture Organization. “The Sunken Billions: The Economic Justification for Fisheries Reform.” World Bank Publications, The World Bank, no. 2596 (December 2009). Accessed 4 September 2020: https://ideas.repec.org/b/wbk/wbpubs/2596.html


Two shared Zotero bibliographies may guide further reading.

The first, compiled by the International Commission of the History of Oceanography, includes works on the History of Marine Science:


The second, compiled by the Coastal History Network, includes works on coastal studies across many disciplines: