1421: The Year China Discovered the World Menzies, Gavin, Various.
Bantam Books , London, 2003. reprint Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. reprint. 650, (6) pages, with appendices, bibliography, index. text illustrated with black-and-white drawings, and maps, and with 4 colour plate sections. Received wisdom about the exploration of the world holds that it was the Europeans who discovered North and South America, Australia and the Pacific Islands and the poles. This book argues otherwise that the Chinese in the years 1421 and 1423 ended up on both coasts of America, and almost everywhere where the European laid claim to pioneer status: Australia, New Zealand, Central America. a very clean copy, reading creases on the spine, with no other damage to describe. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; China; History. ISBN: 0553815229. ISBN/EAN: 9780553815221. Inventory No: 0280317. Very Good Condition
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1421: The Year China Discovered the World. Menzies, Gavin.
Bantam Books London 2003 Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, colour photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication inside front cover. 649 pp. On March 8th, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly 500 feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their orders were to proceed all the way to the end of the earth. The result of 15 years research, this is an enthralling but controversial account of this remarkable journey.
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1421 : The Year China Discovered the World Menzies, Gavin,
Bantam Books, London, United Kingdom, 2003. 1st Edition Soft cover Soft cover. Fine/. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 656 pages. Multiple copies available this title. A very nice copy.Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges are clean, neat and free of foxing. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last for over two years and take them around the globe but by the time they returned home, China was beginning its long, self-imposed isolation from the world it had so recently embraced. And so the great ships were left to rot and the records of their journey were destroyed. And with them, the knowledge that the Chinese had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan, reached America seventy years before Columbus, and Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook... Quantity Available: 2. Category: Civilization, Expeditions & Discoveries, China, History; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780553815221. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002541. Fine
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