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Round about the Earth Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

By: Joyce E Chaplin(Author)
560 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Round about the Earth
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  • Round about the Earth ISBN: 9781416596196 Hardback Oct 2012 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth – by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived the attempt: in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan left Spain with five ships and 270 men, but only one ship and thirty-five men returned, not including Magellan, who died in the Philippines. Starting with these dangerous voyages, Joyce Chaplin takes us on a trip of our own as we travel with Francis Drake, William Dampier, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, and James Cook.

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By: Joyce E Chaplin(Author)
560 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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