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Voyages : to the new world and beyond

Author: Gordon Miller
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, the driving force behind world exploration was Europe's growing passion for the luxuries of life and for discovering the uncharted territories that provided these luxuries. We know the shape of the world today because ships, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and estuary on Earth, searching for this wealth. The ships that made these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Miller, Gordon, 1932-
Voyages.
Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2011
(DLC) 2011010707
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Miller
ISBN: 9781553652892 1553652894
OCLC Number: 776812953
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 192 pages) : color illustrations, maps, plans, digital file
Contents: Ancient ships and early navigation --
The age of exploration --
Settling the New World : the northern voyages --
Charting the great Southern Ocean --
Ezploring the North Pacific Ocean --
Epilogue : Sailing into history --
Appendix : Plans of historical vessels.
Responsibility: Gordon Miller.
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From the mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, the driving force behind world exploration was Europe's growing passion for the luxuries of life and for discovering the uncharted territories that provided these luxuries. We know the shape of the world today because ships, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and estuary on Earth, searching for this wealth. The ships that made these voyages were the products of a long evolution, and their navigators were the beneficiaries of centuries of accumulated experience. Voyages recounts the extraordinary feats of more.

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