Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Overview

"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit." —Candice Millard, New York Times Book Review

Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.

The Wall Street Journal calls it "impressive...a huge story [told] with gusto and panache." To the Washington Post, "Pathfinders is propelled by an Argonaut of an author, indefatigable and daring. It's a wild ride." And in a front-page review, the Seattle Times hails its "tart and elegant presentation...full of surprises. Fernández-Armesto's lively mind, pithy phrasing, and stunningly thorough and diverse knowledge are a constant pleasure."

A plenitude of illustrations and maps in color and black and white augment this rich history. In Pathfinders we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393242478
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,020,332
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration and Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, and London.

Table of Contents

1. Stretching: The First Trail-Finders from Gathering Cultures to Great Empires

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