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Traces the evolution of circumnavigation from economic necessity, to scientific endeavor, to pure sport, and describes the larger-than-life characters who made it their trade
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YA-- The concept of the attempt to travel completely around the world surfaced four and a half centuries ago. Wilson documents those first hesitant and fatal attempts, leads readers through centuries of exploration, and captures the spirit of those adventurers who recorded their experiences for posterity. The book features interviews with modern-day adventurers who have helped to map our globe, as well as manuscripts, logs, and journals of captains, pirates, ordinary sailors, modern yachtsmen, and women who had to record data for travelers who might come after them or for owners who demanded accountability. Magellan and Drake are found in these pages, along with lesser-known privateers and buccaneers such as George Shelvocke and James Forbes. This chronicle of achievement and discovery will fascinate teenage history students and armchair adventurers.
- Gwen Salama, Hastings High School, Alief I.S.D., TX
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Book Description Constable. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Book club edition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Still good inside. Seller Inventory # 918298104
Book Description Constable. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0094664609I5N00
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Book Description Constable, 1989. Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 3900542
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Book Description Constable. 1989 1st., 1989. 345pp. 41 ills. 5 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A comprehensive chronological record of round-the-world voyages, from the 16th to the 20th century. Seller Inventory # 15566
Book Description Constable, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in fine prcie-clipped dust jacket. AS NEW. First edition, first printing. Seller Inventory # 009492
Book Description Constable, 1989. Condition: Very Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Content is clean and bright with light spotting to page ends. Seller Inventory # 9999-9991413044
Book Description Constable, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0094664609
Book Description Constable 1st. edition., 1989. 345 pages with many maps and b / w. illustrations to the text. A very nearly fine copy in like d / w. Seller Inventory # 878