Rotte del mare. Storie di acqua e terraferma (Sea Routes. Stories of Water and Dry Land)
Text by Pino Pace and illustrations by Allegra Agliardi
Publisher: Quinto Quarto (Italy)

Hardcover, 21 x 28,5 cm
Pages: 160

Rights represented: World
Rights available for all languages

Navigation didn’t begin when a human being saw a floating trunk, but rather when he climbed on top of it and realised it could still float. Then he got himself another trunk as a paddle and looked for a place to go. So much water has flowed under the bridge since then, and so many inventions took place around that piece of wood! The raft, the boat, the sail, the wheel and then the ship, the compass, the astrolabe… Navigation has become one of the fastest and most efficient ways to travel, in order to get to know the world and conquer it. The sea and the oceans turned into routes for merchants and adventurers who would invent new roads and routes out of their love for adventures,for greed, to pursue freedom or just to escape.In this book, enhanced by supplementary worksheets, depictions, itineraries and explanatory charts, Allegra Agliardi and Pino Pace illustrate untraced routes hit by storms and blessed by calm seas, recount stories of brave men, visionaries, saints and criminals, tell tales of extraordinary encounters, hops between two lands that could last minutes, months, years or a whole life...