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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.
For Ferdinand Magellan, like Captain Cook and Scot of the Antarctic, a great voyage of discovery would bring not glory but brutal death on land far from home. For others, like the Pilgrim Fathers, it would bring salvation; for Drake and the conquistadors, gold and riches. For Brunel and Amundsen, there would be victories in history's great races and for Vasco da Gama and Columbus, the unveiling of new worlds.
But for all of the transfers and explorers told in this book-from the ancient Phoenicians to the submariners of the Mariana Trench- their exploits would bring immortality for the parts they played in the voyages that changed the world.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 19.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.903