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Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

By: Jules Verne
490 pages, Illus, maps
Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century
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  • Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century ISBN: 9780715630860 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 2001 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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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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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.
By: Jules Verne
490 pages, Illus, maps
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