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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

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Publisher Comments:

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Synopsis:

A voyage into history, a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages, a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power, and more, this captivating tale rivals the most exciting thriller fiction.

Table of Contents

Book 1: In search of empire — The quest — The man without a country — Neverlands — "The church of the lawless" — Book 2: The edge of the world — The crucible of leadership — Castaways — Dragon's tail — A race against death — A vanished empire — The final battle — Book 3: Back from the dead — Ship of mutineers — Survivors — Et in arcadia ego — Ghost ship — After Magellan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061865886
Subtitle:
Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Bergreen, Laurence
Author:
Bergreen Laurence
Subject:
History : World - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
World
Subject:
Explorers -- Portugal.
Subject:
Voyages around the world - History -
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Exploration-General
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
Sale Books-Nonfiction
Subject:
Travel-Sale Books
Subject:
Travel Writing-Exploration
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041102
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
512

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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
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Travel » Travel Writing » General

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
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"Synopsis" by , A voyage into history, a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages, a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power, and more, this captivating tale rivals the most exciting thriller fiction.
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