Round About The Earth

Round About The Earth

Circumnavigation From Magellan To Orbit

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For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth-- by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. Chaplin shows how the desire to take on the planet has tested the courage and capacity of the bold men and women who took up the challenge. Their exploits show us why we think of the Earth as home.
"In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation."--
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416596196
1416596194
1416596208
9781416596202
Characteristics: xxi, 535 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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DavidAbbs
Mar 25, 2014

Beginning was interesting, from initial voyages to age of free booters to pirates to western infrastructure for globe trotting. Latter half got pretty boring and I lost steam around page 250 of 500.

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