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Journeys of the great explorers : Columbus to Cook

Author: Glyndwr Williams
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, ℗2004.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this course, University of London history professor Glyndwr Williams will discuss one of the most dramatic periods in world history, the age of Europe's discovery of the world from Columbus and da Gama in the late fifteenth century to the voyages of James Cook in the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Additional Physical Format: Williams, Glyndwr
Journeys of the great explorers.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, ℗2004
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glyndwr Williams
ISBN: 9781461806509 146180650X
OCLC Number: 827699294
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen (viewed July 12, 2011).
14 lectures.
Performer(s): Lecture given by Glyndwr Williams.
Description: 1 sound file (approximately 8 hr.) : digital.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.; System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Contents: The world before Columbus --
The voyages of Christopher Columbus --
The voyage of Vasco de Gama and the "Sea Road" to the east --
The first circumnavigation : the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan --
The second circumnavigation : the voyage of Francis Drake --
The tools of discovery --
Life at sea --
Voyages of delusion : the search for the Northwest Passage --
The Pacific Ocean : the great unknown --
The "rambling voyages" of William Dampier --
Vitus Bering and the Russian discovery of America --
The Pacific voyages of James Cook --
The revolution in navigation and health --
The world after Cook.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Responsibility: Glyndwr Williams.

Abstract:

In this course, University of London history professor Glyndwr Williams will discuss one of the most dramatic periods in world history, the age of Europe's discovery of the world from Columbus and da Gama in the late fifteenth century to the voyages of James Cook in the eighteenth century.

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