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Historical Atlas of Exploration: 1492-1600 [Hardcover]

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As Europe emerged from the psychological restrictions of the Middle Ages, the new learning of the Renaissance emboldened a handful of adventurers to seek new horizons across the 'Ocean Sea'. And so began the Age of Discovery. A story of intense passion, rivalry, and excitement, it is still seen as one of the greatest periods of global discovery. In this readable study of the subject, re-discover Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama's search for a sea route to the Indies, John Cabot's exploration of North America, and Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. Historical Atlas of Exploration contains a superb selection of contemporary illustrations and 70 detailed full color maps that follow each explorer on his travels. Discover with them the wonders of the New World, the Pacific Islands, the Indies, the Spice Islands, and mysterious, colorful Asia.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.8" Width: 9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   2.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 13, 2006
Publisher   Mercury Books
ISBN  1904668089  
ISBN13  9781904668084  

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ANGUS KONSTAM is a widely published and respected military and naval historian, with numerous books to his credit. A former Royal Naval officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, he holds degrees from three universities, including a Masters degree from St. Andrews.

He is the author of several major books, including a biography of Blackbeard, histories of piracy, Renaissance ships and the Scottish soldier, and studies of the battles of North Cape and Salerno. He has also written over 50 books for Osprey Publishing, including reference works on the dreadnought battleships of the First World War.

He has given numerous public lectures in Britain, as well as in Europe and North America, and his work has been translated into several languages.

He is frequently interviewed by the press in his capacity as a maritime historian, and has appeared live on both television and radio. He also made frequent appearances in television documentaries screened by the BBC and ITV, as well as the History and Discovery Channels.

Angus Konstam was born in 1960.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Historical Study > Reference
2Books > Subjects > History > World > Expeditions & Discoveries
3Books > Subjects > Reference > Atlases & Maps > Atlases
4Books > Subjects > Reference > General

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useful book with minor flaws  Sep 11, 2002
As a Social Studies teacher I found this book useful and informative. I like the charts and maps and the information is well organized. I was surprised at information left out that would create a clearer picture of who these explorers were. For example, we learn that a crew member on Columbus's ship spotted land first but not that Columbus took the credit and the reward.We learn that La Navidad is destroyed and the settlers killed but not that the settlers were cutting off the hands of the Indians who didn't bring gold.
Informative, exceptionally well presented, timeline history.  Sep 6, 2000
This survey of the history of exploration provides an excellent chronological coverage which pairs biographies of the sailors involved with details of the voyages they undertook and the ships they used. Maps, color illustrations and charts provide a fine timeline of events and dates.

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