First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492-1570

First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492-1570

by Jerald T. Milanich
     
 

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Here we find new understandings of the routes of the explorers beginning with Columbus, new information on the first European settlements, and more accurate knowledge of the peoples and conditions on both sides of the Atlantic at the time of first contact. See more details below

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Here we find new understandings of the routes of the explorers beginning with Columbus, new information on the first European settlements, and more accurate knowledge of the peoples and conditions on both sides of the Atlantic at the time of first contact.

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Library Journal
This work was written to accompany the Florida Museum of Natural History's traveling exhibit on the same topic. There are numerous illustrations. The collection of essays captures the meeting of native Americans and Spaniards in a very fresh way. There is a concern in the book about presenting the two groups as people. The work is intelligently conceived and attempts to accomplish many jobs: to document the de Soto route, Columbus's first landing place, chances missed by the Spaniards, and the location of Native American settlements, among others. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries, and libraries interested in Florida and southeastern peoples.-- Rene Perez-Lopez, Virginia Wesleyan Coll. Lib., Norfolk
Booknews
The authors upset the commonly held view that ENIAC was the first electronic computer and detail the Atanasoff computer and its influence on the ENIAC and on the computers of today. Both a technical history and a human interest narrative. Published as a accompaniment to the Florida Museum of Natural History's traveling exhibit introducing the Columbus Quincentenary Series. Thirteen essays, abundantly illustrated (though some photos are of poor quality), in a nicely designed book. Distributed by U. Presses of Florida. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813009469
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Series:
Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

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