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Riassunto: Explorers forged the infrastructure of global history, first by finding the routes of migration that sundered human cultures, then - after millennia of divergence - by finding the routes that linked them up again. Pathfinders tells the epic story of how the route-finders did it: who they were, where they came from, where they went, how they coped with the unknown, how they developed the techniques and technologies they needed, how they paid for it, how they suffered for it, and - perhaps most curious of all - why they bothered. From the earliest migratory wanderings that scattered human societies across the planet to the great voyages of discovery that started linking them up again, and finally to the conquering of the final geographical frontiers in the twentieth century, Fernandez-Armesto reveals the real flesh-and-blood, the vainglory and fantasy that motivated the pathfinders of the world.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto is Prince of Asturias Professor in the Department of History, Tufts University, and Visiting Professor of Global Environmental History, Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of numerous other books, both on global history ( Millennium and Civilizations) and on exploration ( Columbus) and is the editor of the Times Atlas of World Exploration. Among the many awards he has won for his work are the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum, the John Carter Brown Medal, and the Premio Nacional de Investigación of the Sociedad Geográfica Española. He also works regularly as a journalist and broadcaster in both Spain and Britain, where he is a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme. He is currently writing a biography of Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer, author, and contemporary of Columbus, who gave his name to the American continent.
Titolo: Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Casa editrice: W W Norton & Co Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration. Codice libro della libreria Amz5192270