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The Resource Pathfinders : a global history of exploration, Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Pathfinders : a global history of exploration, Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Pathfinders : a global history of exploration
Title
Pathfinders
Title remainder
a global history of exploration
Statement of responsibility
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presenting the subject on a truly global scale, historian Fernandez-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. From the maritime expeditions connecting Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to the exotic land of Punt in the second millennium BCE, through the merchants and missionaries of the ancient Silk Roads and the great Iberian explorers of the fifteenth century, to the nineteenth-century explorations of the polar regions, interior Africa, North America, and the South Pacific, Fernandez-Armesto spins a narrative full of character and story. Embedding these explorations in the cultures, politics, and technologies of their times, he creates a historywith depth and breadth.--From publisher description
Writing style
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177009
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
Dewey number
910.92/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G80
LC item number
.F37 2006b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a global history of exploration
Label
Pathfinders : a global history of exploration, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-417) and index
Control code
ocm71312966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 428 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393062595
Lccn
2006047184
Other control number
9780393062595
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Label
Pathfinders : a global history of exploration, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-417) and index
Control code
ocm71312966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 428 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393062595
Lccn
2006047184
Other control number
9780393062595
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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