A mansised anthology of more than mansised exploits and explorations, which with amplification and a continuity provided by...

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GREAT ADVENTURES AND EXPLORATIONS

A mansised anthology of more than mansised exploits and explorations, which with amplification and a continuity provided by the editor, puts between covers many centuries of discovery in the words of the explorers. From 330 B.C., and Pytheas' discovery of the Arctic, down through the years as the Europeans crossed the Atlantic (the Brendan voyage, Brik the Red, Frebisher, etc.), the Polynesians the Pacific, the Chinese to North America; of the Portuguese voyage to the Indies (de Gama), Columbus' crossing to Latin America, Magellan's circling of the globe, Pisarro and Orellans in South America the arduous and Northwest passages, and finally Parry & Peery at the North Cock, Shackleton, Scott and Amundqen at the South Pole. The original narratives are intelligently selected and connected by the editor- making this an important contribution in the field.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946