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    • The Beach

    • The History of Paradise on Earth
    • By: Lena Lencek, Gideon Gideon
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and Mostly True Tales of the Seaside

    • By Sarah on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $23.07