Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans

Oceans cover seven-tenths of the Earth's surface.  In order to traverse the globe, early explorers  -- from the South Pacific to the cold North Sea -- had to venture out into the vast open waters.  Brian Fagan takes readers on a fascinating journey through what may have been the most significant of all human endeavors.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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