SSC presentation with author Jason Smith "To Master The Boundless Sea"

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Every 3rd Thursday of the month

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We are excited to have Jason Smith join us for a talk on his new book "To Master The Boundless Sea".
As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like “sea power” derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles but also from a scientific effort to understand and master the ocean environment. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and concluding in the first years of the twentieth, Jason W. 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.

This event is open to all.

Drink: Cash Bar before and during the meeting

Cost: First time guests: free; Subsequent visits: $10