Let us explore together how humankind has engaged the
When surf toppled me, a small boy struggling on an Atlantic beach, the ocean's unexpected power seized my imagination. Many many years later, as a student and teacher of History, I began to study how humankind has interacted with the salt water world and its impact on our lives. Revolutionary changes have formed and reshaped those responses and my reflections are what I am going to tell you about.
- John Curtis Perry