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Latitude zero : tales of the Equator

Author: Gianni Guadalupi; Antony Shugaar
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A richly-textured account details the mystical pull of the equator, a human idea that has intrigued and challenged explorers for three thousand years, and traces three centuries of adventure on the high seas and the luxuriant tropical lands crossed by the equator.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Guadalupi; Antony Shugaar
ISBN: 0786709014 9780786709014
OCLC Number: 48377512
Description: 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Antiquity --
1. The Secrets of the Southern Seas --
II. South America --
2. The Unfortunate Conquistador: Orellana, 1540-1545 --
3. The Mutinous Conquistador: Aguirre, 1559-1561--
4. The Man Who Met the Amazons: Quesada, 1569-1572; Berrio, 1580-1590; --
Sir Walter Raleigh, 1595-1618; Bernard O'Brien, 1620-1634 --
5. Measuring the Earth: De La Condamine, 1735-1744 --
6. The Penelope of Riobamba, 1745-1770 --
7. The Nude Baroness: Elisa von Wagner, 1932-1934 --
III. Africa --
8. Joan of Arc of the Kongo, 1483-1706 --
9. The Impossible Lakes: Burton, Speke, and Grant, 1848-1858 --
10. The Nile Unveiled: Burton, Speke, and Grant, 1860-1864 --
11. The Missing Lake: Baker, 1864-1865 --
12. The Man-Eaters: Carlo Piaggia, 1863; Georg Schweinfurth, 1868 --
13. The Front Page: Henry Morton Stanley and Dr. Livingstone, 1866-1877 --
14. The Conquest of Equatoria, 1869-1873 --
15. The Calamities of Equatoria: Baker, 1873; Lord Gordon, 1880-1885; --
Stanley and Emin Bey, 1887-1893 --
16. Heart of Darkness, 1878-1905 --
IV. Asia/Oceania --
17. Maluku: Magellan and the Spice Islands, 1519-1521 --
18. The White Raja: Sir James Brooke, 1839-1868 --
19. Around the World in Thirty-five Hours: Krakatoa, 1883 --
20. Tusitala in Equator Town: Robert Louis Stevenson in the Gilbert Islands, 1889-1894.
Other Titles: Latitude 0
Responsibility: Gianni Guadalupi and Antony Shugaar.
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A richly-textured account details the mystical pull of the equator, a human idea that has intrigued and challenged explorers for three thousand years, and traces three centuries of adventure on the high seas and the luxuriant tropical lands crossed by the equator.

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