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Voyages That Changed the World by Peter Aughton
London: Quercus, 2007
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Matching Pictorial boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;
From the cover: Dramatically told, often in the words of the voyagers themselves, and beautifully illustrated with maps, portraits and historic illustrations, these are the gripping stories of how a handful of sailors, adventurers, pirates and mavericks shaped the course of world history.
From ancient Phoenician seafarers to the explorers of the oceans depths, Voyages that Changed the World includes the journeys of Bartholomew Dias and Vasco da Gama, the discoveries of America, the first circumnavigation of the globe, Francis Drakes adventures in the Golden Hind, the story of the real Robinson Crusoe, the voyage of the Mayflower, Captain Cooks charting of the Pacific, Charles Darwins epiphany aboard the Beagle, Isambard Kingdom Bruneis race to cross the Atlantic, and Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton journeying to the ends of the Earth.
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