The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - The admiral was quite certain that they were near land. Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia.

The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

He promised to give a silk doublet to the first sailor who should report it'No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'.

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

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Penguin Classics #ad - Dedicated to philip ii to alert the castilian crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Bartolomé de las casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies #ad - Penguin Classics. An early traveller to the americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote a short account of the destruction of the Indies in 1542, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide.

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The Travels of Marco Polo

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Penguin Classics #ad - Marco polo was the most famous traveller of his time. Penguin Classics. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts.

The Travels of Marco Polo #ad - His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the west he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, among a great many others, the wicked caliph and the three kings, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

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The Conquest of New Spain Penguin Classics

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Penguin Books #ad - Penguin Classics. Bernal díaz del castillo, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, himself a soldier under Cortes, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.

The Conquest of New Spain Penguin Classics #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - In simple, straightforward prose, cabeza de vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The new world story of the spanish explorer cabeza de Vaca in his own wordsThis riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors 1528-1536. In thirty-eight brief chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across an unknown land.

Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition Penguin Classics #ad - The author, alvar núñez cabeza de vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Penguin Classics. Cabeza de vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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The Travels of Ibn Battutah

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Picador #ad - He wrote of his travels, biographer, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, anecdotal historian, and occasional botanist and gastronome. Ibn battutah—ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist—was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca.

. With this edition by mackintosh-Smith, Battuta's Travels takes its place alongside other indestructible masterpieces of the travel-writing genre. Penguin Classics. Picador UK. He did not return to morocco for another 29 years, 000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China, covering 75, traveling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, and as far south as Tanzania.

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The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole, Revised and Updated Modern Library Exploration

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Modern Library #ad - At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. It is also the only work on the subject in the English language based on the original Norwegian sources, to which Huntford returned to revise and update this edition.

In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Picador UK. This account of their race is a gripping, highly readable history that captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out.

The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole, Revised and Updated Modern Library Exploration #ad - Scott, who not only beat scott to the pole but returned alive, while Amundsen, became Britain's beloved failure, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, was largely forgotten. The last place on earth is the first of Huntford's masterly trilogy of polar biographies.

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The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals

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Dover Publications #ad - Though lacking in formal education, command, charting, and his journals reflect a wide-ranging interest in everything from island customs to specific problems of navigation, Cook was a man of great intelligence and unbounded curiosity, and diplomacy. This reprinting of selections from Cook's journals, edited by A.

Any sympathetically roving imagination will take unbounded delight in this great classic of exploration by a most "curious and restless son of Earth. Penguin Classics. No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the earth, " writes Percy Adams in his new Introduction, than James Cook, the Scotland-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery in the then practically uncharted Pacific.

The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals #ad - . He often recorded his keen judgments of both subordinates and native chieftains and priests in a way that displays his own great spirit and humanity. Grenfell price, celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of his explorations. His explorations of the eastern coastline of australia, discovery of the hawaiian island, leading to its eventual British colonization; his thorough charting of New Zealand, and his investigation of both the mythical 'Terra Incognita' in the southern ocean and the equally mythical Northwest Passage, as well as his contributions to cartography and to the cure and prevention of sea disease were all of immense scientific and political significance.

8 x 5 inches 291 pages. Cook's was a many-faceted genius, able at once to grasp the complexities of mathematics necessary for navigation and mapping and the subtle intricacies of politics and negotiation. Always solicitous of the health of his crewmen, he took great pains to insure proper diet and conditions of cleanliness, and he carefully described these measures in his journal.

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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

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Smithsonian Books #ad - Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga #ad - 8 x 5 inches 291 pages. Penguin Classics. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World. Smithsonian Books DC. Replete with color photographs, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, artifacts, drawings, oral tradition, and landscapes, and maps of Viking sites, archaeology, literature, and natural science.

. They show that norse contacts with native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America. Picador UK.

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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet

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Hachette Books #ad - Smithsonian Books DC. Steve squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. 8 x 5 inches 291 pages. It's the age-old question: is there life on mars? steve squyres, sets out to answer that question and relates his findings in this riveting first-person narrative account, lead scientist of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, now in paperback.

Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet #ad - . Penguin Classics. Picador UK. He has gained a rare inside look at what it took for Rovers Spirit and Opportunity to land on the red planet in January 2004--and knows firsthand their findings. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload.

Stunning picture of a rover on Mars.

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To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight

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University of Nebraska Press #ad - Rockets as both weapons and entertainment are examined in this engaging history of how human beings acquired the ability to catapult themselves into space. Chris gainor’s irresistible narrative introduces us to pioneers such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Hermann Oberth, Robert Goddard, who pointed the way to the cosmos by generating the earliest wave of international enthusiasm for space exploration.

8 x 5 inches 291 pages. Stunning picture of a rover on Mars. As much a story of cultural ambition and personal destiny as of scientific progress and technological history, sometimes amazing, To a Distant Day offers a complete and thoroughly compelling account of humanity’s determined efforts—sometimes poignant, sometimes mad—to leave the earth behind.

To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight #ad - . From there gainor follows the space race to the soviet union and the United States, satellites, space probes, giving us a close look at the competitive hysteria that led to Sputnik, and—finally—human flight into space in 1961. Insightful, instructive, and definitely worth the read. Greg andres, journal of the royal astronomical society of canada“as someone who has been teaching a course on space exploration for many years and has visited most of NASA’s space centers, I have found plenty of new and valuable material in To a Distant Day.

. I recommend the book to all who wish to know more about the conditions, people, and discoveries between 1890 and 1960 that led to the space age.

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