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The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century: Celebrated Travels and Travellers

Verne, Jules

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ISBN 10: 0715630865 / ISBN 13: 9780715630860
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Duckworth Pub. United Kingdom, 2002. Cloth. 8vo. Book is As New. D-j is As New. Bookseller Inventory # mfg0073

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Title: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth ...

Publisher: Duckworth Pub

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

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Casting a visionary eye over the 18th century, Jules Verne traces navigation to the first astronomers and cartographers in this monumental history of early expeditions. Assessing the influence of Captain Cook and his predecessors in the first part of the book, he then introduces the reader to the remarkable efforts of French navigators across the globe in a gripping narrative.

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Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French writer who pioneered the science fiction genre. Notable amongst his works are "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Around the World in 80 Days" and "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth".

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