Over the Edge of the World
Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
ISBN10: 006093638X ISBN13: 9780060936389 Publisher: Avon A Published: Nov 1 2004 Pages: 458 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan's historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage
"Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner."-- New York Times Book Review
Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.