Record-breaking average global temperatures coincided with the researching, writing, and publication of The Frigid Golden Age.
Chapter 1: Exploring and Exploiting Distant Seas
Above: time spent at sea during times at peace from Texel to the Cape of Good Hope (dark blue), and to Batavia (light blue), for VOC ships outbound from Texel. Bottom: time spent at sea during peacetime from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope (dark red), and to Texel (light red), for VOC ships outbound from Batavia. Order 3 polynomial regression highlights the trends.