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Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Chaplin, Joyce E.,
Simon & Schuster,
ISBN 10: 1416596194
ISBN 13: 9781416596196

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Round About the Earth; Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Chaplin, Joyce E.,      
ISBN: 1416596194
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2012. First Edition  Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. Round About the Earth is a witty, erudite, and colourful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet. 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. and continues through history until the orbiting of the earth by spaceship was achieved. Along the way she points out that many women also took part in circumnavigating the planet. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, and maps; extensive notes & index, the front edge of the pages are not trimmed, end page map illustrations, illustrated dust jacket. No damage to describe, Apart from blue stripe on the bottom edge of the text block, and a half inch tear at the top right of the spine section of the dustjacket. Internally clean and free of writing. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 560 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: exploration; history; Travel & Places. ISBN: 1416596194. ISBN/EAN: 9781416596196. Inventory No: 0265635. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0265635
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