About this series
This Encyclopedia of Seas series is designed to accumulate and systematize our knowledge about the unique natural water areas - the Aral, Caspian, Black, Arctic, Far-Eastern and Baltic seas, their wealth, the events that took place on its waters and shores, and the remarkable people whose lives were and are closely intertwined with the seas. The Encyclopedia series contains thousands of terms and concepts related to the seas. It describes geographical features: rivers, lakes, straits, bays; provides information about towns, seaports, transport communications, basic aquatic biological species, nature reserves, national and international programs for the study of the sea, research institutes, historical monuments, activities of prominent explorers and travelers, researchers and scientists. Each Encyclopedia includes a chronology of major historical events connected with these seas for several centuries.