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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Laurence Bergreen

456 pages, Col & b/w illus

Harper Collins

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145884 | ISBN: 0007118317
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The first full account in English of Magellan's 1519-1522 voyage, making use of several first-person sources. Perhaps the most important project of its kind, it demonstrated that the world was spherical, and that the Americas were not part of India. Of the 260 sailors who set off, only 18 survived the rigours of shipwrecks, mutinies and starvation.

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Laurence Bergreen is the author of the highly acclaimed biographies Capone: The Man and his Era, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, James Agee: A Life and Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life. His most recent book mis the story of NASA's Quest For Mars

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