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Paperback Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit Book

ISBN: 1416596208

ISBN13: 9781416596202

Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

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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. Starting with Ferdinand Magellan's dangerous voyage, Joyce Chaplin takes us on a trip of our own as we travel with Francis Drake, William Dampier, Louis-Antoine...

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