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Unlocking the World: Port Cities and Globalisation in the Age of Steam

Wednesday, 23 June

11:50 am - 12:20 pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 09:50 am - 23/jun/2021 10:20 am

Is history repeating itself ? With new forms of combustion under the microsope to decarbonise, shipping is reaching a similar tipping point to when sails were replaced by steam. With the release of his fascinating book, Professor John Darwin provides a compelling narrative on the rise of port cities and the opening up of global trade routes, with lessons and experiences applicable to the megacities and ports of today.

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