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Williams, Glyndwr

Overview
Works: 93 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 15,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Naval history  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Composer, Redactor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: G640, 910.916327
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Most widely held works about Glyndwr Williams
 
Most widely held works by Glyndwr Williams
The atlas of North American exploration : from the Norse voyages to the race to the pole by William H Goetzmann( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of exploration containing over 100 color maps, historical background of each expedition, excerpts from journals, and diaries of early explorers
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage
Voyages of delusion : the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth century--the Age of Reason--was characterized by determined attempts by philosophers, scientists, and political theorists to dispel myth, superstition, and ignorance. But the Age of Reason also witnessed some of the most irrational and vainglorious attempts by sailors and speculators to find a navigable Northwest Passage that would lead through the icy seas of the Arctic from Hudson Bay to the wealth of the Pacific Ocean. Lured by the promise of fame and riches, men endured paralyzing cold, malnutrition, and terrifying storms. Many lives and fortunes were lost in the quest for the elusive "maritime philosopher's stone." Glyn Williams describes the adventures and mishaps of these misguided expeditions
The expansion of Europe in the eighteenth century; overseas rivalry, discovery, and exploitation by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great South Sea : English voyages and encounters, 1570-1750 by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, English buccaneers, privateers, and naval expeditions sought fame and fortune in the distant reaches of the South Sea. This engrossing book investigates these maritime adventures and how they were described in popular accounts of the time-accounts that affected English consciousness and perceptions of the wider world and that influenced the planning and nature of the later great voyages of James Cook and others. -- Book jacket
Journeys of the great explorers : Columbus to Cook by Glyndwr Williams( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the period of exploration from the late 15th century through the 18th century, covering the voyages of Columbus, da Gama, Magellan, Drake, Dampier, Bering, and Cook
The prize of all the oceans : the dramatic true story of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleon by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and German and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Commodore George Anson's attempts to seize a Spanish galleon on its yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila in 1740
The great map of mankind : perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment by P. J Marshall( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Cook's enduring claim to fame is that in three extraordinary voyages to the Pacific he redrew the map of the world. The news that reached London in 1780 of his death on a beach in Hawai'i the previous year was shocking, and the details of that bloody and chaotic fracas had to be turned into something nobler as befitted a martyr-hero." "This new interpretation of Cook's life and death argues that the circumstances and reporting of his death are the key to his reputation. For many years this seaman of humble origins enjoyed unparalleled status as 'the pride of his century', and in the white settlement colonies in the Pacific he became 'father of the nation'. By contrast, first in Hawai'i and then in the postcolonial world, a different view emerged of a destructive invader, more anti-hero than hero. Captain Cook's progress from obscurity to fame and then, for some, to infamy, is a story that has never been fully told."--BOOK JACKET
Perspectives of empire. Essays presented to Gerald S. Graham by John E Flint( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century", naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities to discover exotic and perhaps lucrative flora and fauna unknown at home, these men set out eagerly to collect and catalogue, study and document an uncharted natural world. This enthralling book is the first to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of this devoted and sometimes eccentric band of explorer-scholars. Their individual experiences are uniquely their own, but together their stories offer a new perspective on the extraordinary era of Pacific exploration and the achievements of an audacious generation of naturalists. Historian Glyn Williams illuminates the naturalist's lot aboard ship, where danger alternated with boredom and quarrels with the ship's commander were the norm
Ruling Britannia : a political history of Britain 1688-1988 by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for first year students, this contains a continuous narrative thread together with analytical sections which often cross chronological boundaries. Topics range from the South Sea Bubble to relations abroad with America and Europe to trade unions and Thatcherism
Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration, 1787/1810 by Nigel Rigby( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The voyages of Captain Cook marked the end of early European voyages in the Pacific and launched a new era of scientific exploration and commercial and colonial exploitation. Introducing six of Cook's immediate successors in the 'Great South Sea', this book draws together accounts of their voyages with illustrations from a wide range of international sources."--BOOK JACKET
The British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1962 in English and French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson Anson( Book )

11 editions published between 1748 and 1974 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1719, Captain George Shelvocke, a poverty-stricken ex-naval officer, appealed for help to an old shipmate, Edward Hughes, who was then part of a consortium fitting-out two privateering vessels to prey on the Spanish in the Pacific. He offered Shelvocke the captaincy of the larger ship but then demoted him to a smaller vessel, and Shelvocke, bitter and revengeful, immediately set off on his own for South America with a semi-mutinous crew, and his much-hated Captain of Marines, William Betagh. After rounding Cape Horn, one of Shelvocke's men shot a black albatross - an event later to be immor
Terra Australis to Australia by Australian Academy of the Humanities( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London correspondence inward from Sir George Simpson, 1841-42 by George Simpson( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters related to administration of the Hudson's Bay Company and to Simpson's round-the-world trip which took him through Siberia
Pacific empires : essays in honour of Glyndwr Williams by Alan Frost( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage
Alternative Names
Glyndwr Williams britischer Historiker

Glyndwr Williams British historian

Glyndwr Williams Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

Williams, G.

Williams, G. 1932-

Williams, G. (Glyndwr)

Williams, Glyn

Williams Glyn 1932-....

Williams, Glyn (Glyndwr)

Williams, Glyn (Glyndwr), 1932-

Williams, Glyn R.

Williams, Glyndwr.

ウィリアムズ, G

Languages
English (244)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Welsh (1)

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Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest PassageVoyages of delusion : the quest for the Northwest PassageThe great South Sea : English voyages and encounters, 1570-1750The prize of all the oceans : the dramatic true story of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleonThe death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmadeRuling Britannia : a political history of Britain 1688-1988Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration, 1787/1810The British Atlantic empire before the American RevolutionPacific empires : essays in honour of Glyndwr Williams