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Book Signing: Jason W. Smith

June 28

Join us in the Maritime Bookstore for a signing with Jason W. Smith, author of To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire (Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges).

Smith tells the story of the rise of the U.S. Navy and the emergence of American ocean empire through its struggle to control nature. In vividly told sketches of exploration, naval officers, war, and, most significantly, the ocean environment, Smith draws together insights from environmental, maritime, military, and naval history, and the history of science and cartography, placing the U.S. Navy’s scientific efforts within a broader cultural context.