Discovery and Exploration: A Concise History

By: Reid, Alan

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London: Gentry Books, 1980. 880 g; 328 pages, includes bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white drawings, maps, reproductions of artwork, and photographs. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The top edge of the text block is slightly dusty, and the bottom edge of the text block shows some grubby marks, otherwise in very good condition. In the first section, the major discoveries are narrated within an historical context, revealing the laws often political motives that inspired nations to voyage into uncharted regions in search of wealth and power. The author reveals that although some explorers, particular during the Renaissance, were driven by prejudice and greed to destroy existing cultures, most are intent on collecting as much scientific and geographic information as possible. In the second section of the book a series of concise chronological charts plot the progress made by explorers over the centuries. The third main section of this book comprises the detailed biographies over 300 explorers.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Reasonable. Illus. by Various. Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. History.

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