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  • The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth | Lena Lencek,Gideon Gideon

    The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lena Lencek, Gideon Gideon
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    Here for the first time is the full story of the seashore: its natural and social history, spectacles, and scandals. The turquoise surf and sugary sand of the beach make it a favorite retreat today, but this wasn't always so. The oceans of antiquity engendered contradictory feelings. Greek and Roman myths filled it with bellicose monsters and alluring sirens. Medieval Europeans feared immersion in water.

    Sarah says: "Wonderful and Mostly True Tales of the Seaside"
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