A Global History of Exploration
ISBN10: 0393330915 ISBN13: 9780393330915 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Oct 30 2007 Pages: 428 Weight: 1.70lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 7.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fern ndez-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fern ndez-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.
The Wall Street Journal calls it "impressive...a huge story told] with gusto and panache." To the Washington Post, "Pathfinders is propelled by an Argonaut of an author, indefatigable and daring. It's a wild ride." And in a front-page review, the Seattle Times hails its "tart and elegant presentation...full of surprises. Fern ndez-Armesto's lively mind, pithy phrasing, and stunningly thorough and diverse knowledge are a constant pleasure."
A plenitude of illustrations and maps in color and black and white augment this rich history. In Pathfinders we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject.