Call for Encyclopedia Contributors: Seas and Waterways of the World
ABC-CLIO, a publisher specializing in historical reference works, is currently in the preliminary stages of planning an encyclopedia entitled: Seas and Waterways of the World: A Historical Encyclopedia of Transportation and Trade. This encyclopedia will approach the subject from a variety of perspectives and will be intended for use at both the university and advanced secondary school levels.
The entries will take a multidisciplinary historical approach to sea-dependent commerce, covering the aquarium, cruise, energy, fishing, insurance, mining, trade, transportation, recreation, and sport industries. Included will be significant coverage of harbors, ports and coastal development since access to the waterfront has always had a significant influence on local and national economies. There also will be coverage of the more macro themes such as the rise and fall of the Erie Canal as the gateway to the Midwest, and the rise and recent problems faced by the Panama Canal.
We are currently searching for the best group of contributors to give this set the high quality, broad coverage, and depth of interpretation necessary to produce a useful and groundbreaking encyclopedia. For more information regarding the encyclopedia, including a project description, list of entries to be written, compensation information and entry due dates, and sample entries, please visit the project website at:
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If you are interested in contributing entries to the encyclopedia, please send a message with the titles of the entries you would like to write, along with a copy of your c.v., to:
John Zumerchik, Editor
Steven L. Danver, Acquisitions Editor, ABC-CLIO
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