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History's greatest voyages of exploration

Author: Vejas G Liulevicius; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2015]
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents 24 30-minute lectures discussing notable expeditions of exploration from premodern times to today, including the explorers who led them and these missions' varied and complex motivations.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Vejas G Liulevicius; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 162997109X 9781629971094
OCLC Number: 902654261
Notes: "Course no. 3962."
DVD; widescreen; stereo.
Performer(s): Host/lecturer, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.
Description: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 159 p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
Contents: Disc 1: The earliest explorers --
The scientific voyage of Pytheas the Greek --
St. Brendan--the travels of an Irish monk --
Xuanzang's journey to the West --
Leif Eriksson the Lucky --
Marco Polo and Sir John Mandeville --
Disc 2: Ibn Battuta--never the same route twice --
Portugal's great leap forward --
The enigmatic Christopher Columbus --
Magellan and the advent of globalization --
The ruthless ambition of the Conquistadors --
Henry Hudson : death on the ice --
disc 3: The Jesuits on a global mission --
Captain Cook maps the world --
Alexander von Humboldt--explorer genius --
Jefferson dispatches Lewis and Clark --
Sir John Franklin's epic disaster --
Ida Pfeiffer--Victorian extreme traveler --
disc 4: Japan discovers the West --
Dr. Livingstone and Mary Kingsley in Africa --
Arctic feats and fates --
Antarctic rivalries --
A deep-sea dive into the Mariana Trench --
The race to outer space.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Other Titles: Greatest voyages of exploration
Responsibility: Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.

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Presents 24 30-minute lectures discussing notable expeditions of exploration from premodern times to today, including the explorers who led them and these missions' varied and complex motivations.

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