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By Vittorio Barale,J.F.R. Gower,L. Alberotanza

To all these sailors / Who dreamed sooner than us / Of otherwise to sail the oceans. The commitment of this quantity is intended to bear in mind, and honour, the daring pioneers of ocean exploration, historical in addition to smooth. As a marine scientist, facing the oceans throughout the complicated instruments, ?lters and mechanisms of latest study, i've got continuously questioned what it was once like, in centuries prior, to examine that massive ho- zon with the bare eye, now not understanding what used to be forward, and but to sail on. i've got attempted to visualize what old sailors felt, while “the unknown swirls round and engulfs the mind”, as a forgotten writer easily defined the courageous, maybe reckless, act of dealing with this kind of opposed, menacing and but interesting experience. Innovation has continuously been the foremost aspect, i feel, for his or her good fortune: otherwise, a greater manner, a greater, more secure and worthier approach used to be the right kind solution to the problem. The map of our global has been replaced many times, from the geographical in addition to the social, fiscal and scienti?c issues of view, via the hot discoveries of these sailors. one of many optimistic traits of humans is surely the inborn wish to extend their horizons, to determine what lies past, to benefit and understand.

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