skip to content
Over the edge of the world : Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Over the edge of the world : Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Chronicles Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century, including first-person accounts previously unavailable in English.
Rating:

based on 2 rating(s) 2 with reviews

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Fernão de Magalhães; Fernão de Magalhães
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN: 006093638X 9780060936389
OCLC Number: 57226539
Notes: Colored map on endpapers.
Description: xvi, 458, 16 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Book 1: In search of empire --
The quest --
The man without a country --
Neverlands --
"The church of the lawless" --
Book 2: The edge of the world --
The crucible of leadership --
Castaways --
Dragon's tail --
A race against death --
A vanished empire --
The final battle --
Book 3: Back from the dead --
Ship of mutineers --
Survivors --
Et in arcadia ego --
Ghost ship --
After Magellan.
Responsibility: Laurence Bergreen.

Abstract:

Chronicles Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century, including first-person accounts previously unavailable in English.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (2)

Leadership at Sea

by JPKnudsen1 (WorldCat user published 2010-07-01) Excellent Permalink

Ferdinand Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe was one of the most important contributions to maritime navigation ever.  The book goes into great detail describing the preparations that took place beforehand, the actual voyage, and the aftermath.  But, what I really loved about...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

Over the Edge of the World

by AMLee3 (WorldCat user published 2010-04-28) Very Good Permalink

Harvard Graduate, author Laurence Bergreen, has written a variety of highly accredited novels on historical figures during his career, and Over the Edge of the World is no different. In this account of Ferdinand Magellan, Bergreen provides his audience with facts about the navigator’s background,...
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57226539>
library:oclcnum"57226539"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/57226539>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Explorateurs--Portugal"
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Voyages autour du monde--Histoire--16e siècle."
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Magalhães, Fernão de, -1521"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:bookEdition"1st Perennial ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2003"
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"Chronicles Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century, including first-person accounts previously unavailable in English."
schema:description"Book 1: In search of empire -- The quest -- The man without a country -- Neverlands -- "The church of the lawless" -- Book 2: The edge of the world -- The crucible of leadership -- Castaways -- Dragon's tail -- A race against death -- A vanished empire -- The final battle -- Book 3: Back from the dead -- Ship of mutineers -- Survivors -- Et in arcadia ego -- Ghost ship -- After Magellan."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/11926891>
schema:genre"History"
schema:genre"Biography"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Over the edge of the world : Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe"
schema:numberOfPages"458"
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.