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A Book of Discovery: The History of the World's Exploration, from the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole [Illustrated]
     

A Book of Discovery: The History of the World's Exploration, from the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole [Illustrated]

by M. B. Synge
 

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index
• 188 illustrations

CONTENTS
I. A LITTLE OLD WORLD
II. EARLY MARINERS
III. IS THE WORLD FLAT?
IV. HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
V. ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
VI. PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
VII. JULIUS CÆSAR AS

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Index
• 188 illustrations

CONTENTS
I. A LITTLE OLD WORLD
II. EARLY MARINERS
III. IS THE WORLD FLAT?
IV. HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
V. ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
VI. PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
VII. JULIUS CÆSAR AS EXPLORER
VIII. STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY
IX. THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND PLINY
X. PTOLEMY'S MAPS
XI. PILGRIM TRAVELLERS
XII. IRISH EXPLORERS
XIII. AFTER MOHAMMED
XIV. THE VIKINGS SAIL THE NORTHERN SEAS
XV. ARAB WAYFARERS
XVI. TRAVELLERS TO THE EAST
XVII. MARCO POLO
XVIII. THE END OF MEDIÆVAL EXPLORATION
XIX. MEDIÆVAL MAPS
XX. PRINCE HENRY OF PORTUGAL
XXI. BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ REACHES THE STORMY CAPE
XXII. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
XXIII. A GREAT NEW WORLD
XXIV. VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA
XXV. DISCOVERY OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
XXVI. BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN
XXVII. MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD
XXVIII. CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO
XXIX. EXPLORERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
XXX. CABOT SAILS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
XXXI. JACQUES CARTIER EXPLORES CANADA
XXXII. SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
XXXIII. MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
XXXIV. DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
XXXV. DAVIS STRAIT
XXXVI. BARENTS SAILS TO SPITZBERGEN
XXXVII. HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY
XXXVIII. BAFFIN FINDS HIS BAY
XXXIX. SIR WALTER RALEIGH SEARCHES FOR EL DORADO
XL. CHAMPLAIN DISCOVERS LAKE ONTARIO
XLI. EARLY DISCOVERERS OF AUSTRALIA
XLII. TASMAN FINDS TASMANIA
XLIII. DAMPIER DISCOVERS HIS STRAIT
XLIV. BEHRING FINDS HIS STRAIT
XLV. COOK DISCOVERS NEW ZEALAND
XLVI. COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE AND DEATH
XLVII. BRUCE'S TRAVELS IN ABYSSINIA
XLVIII. MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER
XLIX. VANCOUVER DISCOVERS HIS ISLAND
L. MACKENZIE AND HIS RIVER
LI. PARRY DISCOVERS LANCASTER SOUND
LII. THE FROZEN NORTH
LIII. FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
LIV. PARRY'S POLAR VOYAGE
LV. THE SEARCH FOR TIMBUKTU
LVI. RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER
LVII. ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE
LVIII. FLINDERS NAMES AUSTRALIA
LIX. STURT'S DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA
LX. ROSS MAKES DISCOVERIES IN THE ANTARCTIC SEAS
LXI. FRANKLIN DISCOVERS THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
LXII. DAVID LIVINGSTONE
LXIII. BURTON AND SPEKE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
LXIV. LIVINGSTONE TRACES LAKE SHIRWA AND NYASSA
LXV. EXPEDITION TO VICTORIA NYANZA
LXVI. BAKER FINDS ALBERT NYANZA
LXVII. LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY
LXVIII. THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT
LXIX. NORDENSKIÖLD ACCOMPLISHES THE NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
LXX. THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET
LXXI. NANSEN REACHES FARTHEST NORTH
LXXII. PEARY REACHES THE NORTH POLE
LXXIII. THE QUEST FOR THE SOUTH POLE

DATES OF CHIEF EVENTS
INDEX

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013202467
Publisher:
PastIsProlog
Publication date:
08/11/2011
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18 MB
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M. B. Synge was a Fellow at the Royal Historical Society

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