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Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

By: Jules Verne

490 pages, Illus, maps

Gerald Duckworth

Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #122767 | ISBN: 0715630865
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Casting a visionary eye over the eighteenth century, Jules Vernes traces navigation to the first astronomers and cartographers in this history of early expeditions. Assessing the influence of Captain Cook and his predecessors in the first part of the book, he introduces the reader to the remarkable efforts of French navigators across the globe.


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Biography

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist whose science fiction writings, such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, have retained a lasting interest and were turned into major Hollywood films.

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