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A Book of Voyages

Author : Patrick O’Brian
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An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O’Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth.

The Voyages of Captain Cook

Author : James Cook
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Cook's three voyages of discovery, which took place between 1768 and 1779, are among the most remarkable achievements in the history of exploration. Cook charted vast areas of the globe with astonishing accuracy, and the voyages also made a significant contribution towards solving some of the great problems of cartography and navigation.With crews containing gifted sailors and navigators, as well as botanists, painters and scientists, Cook provides the link between the speculative, profit-hungry voyages of the Elizabethan seafarers and the scientific expeditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A Collection of Voyages and Travels

Author : Awnsham Churchill
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Fragments of Voyages and Travels

Author : Basil Hall
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Fragments of Voyages and Travels Second and Third Series

Author : Basil Hall
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A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels in Europe Asia Africa and America Also the Manners and Customs of the Several Inhabitants

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The Book of Wonder Voyages

Author : Joseph Jacobs
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Four stories of heroic and legendary voyages from Greece, Arabia, Iceland, and Ireland.

An Age of Voyages 1350 1600

Author : Merry E. Wiesner
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"This book provides coverage of the political, cultural, and social history of the world from 1350 to 1600. Contact among regions of the world expanded through trade networks, enabling a transferal of knowledge and culture between western and eastern societies. With a strong focus on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Ming China, the text comes from ordinary people, travelers, bureaucrats, children, housewives, poets, and religious thinkers."--Supplied by publisher.

Second Series of Voyages to Various Parts of the World

Author : George Goggeshall
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A Journal of Voyages and Travels

Author : Thomas Rees
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A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of America to Commencement of the Nineteenth Century

Author : William Fordyce Mavor
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A Collection of Voyages and Travels Consisting of Authentic Writers in Our Own Tongue And Continued with Others of Note that Have Published Histories Voyages Relating to Any Part of the Continent of Asia Africa America Europe And with a Great Variety of Cuts Prospects Ruins Maps and Charts Compiled from the Curious and Valuable Library of the Late Earl of Oxford

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A Collection of Voyages and Travels Some Now First Printed from Original Manuscripts Others Translated Out of Foreign Languages and Now First Publish d in English In Four Volumes With a General Preface The Whole Illustrated with a Great Number of Useful Maps and Cuts All Engraved on Copper

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Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa Arabia and Madagascar

Author : W. F. W. Owen
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A General Collection of Voyages and Travels

Author : William Fordyce Mavor
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A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

Author : John Hamilton Moore
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The Voyages of Jacques Cartier

Author : Ramsay Cook
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Jacques Cartier's voyages of 1534, 1535, and 1541constitute the first record of European impressions of the St Lawrence region of northeastern North American and its peoples. The Voyages are rich in details about almost every aspect of the region's environment and the people who inhabited it. As Ramsay Cook points out in his introduction, Cartier was more than an explorer; he was also Canada's first ethnographer. His accounts provide a wealth of information about the native people of the region and their relations with each other. Indirectly, he also reveals much about himself and about sixteenth-century European attitudes and beliefs. These memoirs recount not only the French experience with the Iroquois, but alo the Iroquois' discovery of the French. In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English. Ramsay Cook's introduction, 'Donnacona Discovers Europe,' rereads the documents in the light of recent scholarship as well as from contemporary perspectives in order to understand better the viewpoints of Cartier and the native people with whom he came into contact.

Voyages of the Book of Mormon

Author : George Potter
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Covers in detail the art of ship building and the potential routes that the Nephites in the Book of Mormon took to get to America.

Voyages and Visions

Author : Jas Elsner
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A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, Voyages and Visions is the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. The contributors to this collection include historians of art and of science, anthropologists, literary critics and mainstream cultural historians. Their essays encompass a challenging range of subjects, including the explorations of South America, India and Mexico; mountaineering in the Himalayas; space travel; science fiction; and American post-war travel fiction. Voyages and Visions is truly interdisciplinary, and essential reading for anyone interested in travel writing. With essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams.

Voyages and Travels

Author : Sir John Mandeville
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