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The Resource Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit, Joyce E. Chaplin

Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit, Joyce E. Chaplin

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Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit
Title
Round about the Earth
Title remainder
circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit
Statement of responsibility
Joyce E. Chaplin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation."--
  • For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth-- by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. Chaplin shows how the desire to take on the planet has tested the courage and capacity of the bold men and women who took up the challenge. Their exploits show us why we think of the Earth as home
  • "For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth--by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived the attempt: in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan left Spain with five ships and 270 men, but only one ship and thirty-five men returned, not including Magellan, who died in the Philippines. Starting with these dangerous voyages, Joyce Chaplin takes us on a trip of our own as we travel with Francis Drake, William Dampier, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, and James Cook. Eventually sea travel grew much safer and passengers came on board. The most famous was Charles Darwin, but some intrepid women became circumnavigators too--a Lady Brassey, for example. Circumnavigation became a fad, as captured in Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Once continental railroads were built, circumnavigators could traverse sea and land. Newspapers sponsored racing contests, and people sought ways to distinguish themselves--by bicycling around the world, for instance, or by sailing solo. Steamships turned round-the-world travel into luxurious experience, as with the tours of Thomas Cook & Son. Famous authors wrote up their adventures, including Mark Twain and Jack London and Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (better known as Nellie Bly). Finally humans took to the skies to circle the globe in airplanes. Not much later, Sputnik, Gagarin, and Glenn pioneered a new kind of circumnavigation--in orbit. Through it all, the desire to take on the planet has tested the courage and capacity of the bold men and women who took up the challenge. Their exploits show us why we think of the Earth as home."--Jacket
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Chaplin, Joyce E
Dewey number
910.4/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G439
LC item number
.C44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Explorers
  • Flights around the world
  • Voyages around the world
  • Explorers
  • Flights around the world
  • Voyages around the world
  • Erdumflug
  • Weltumsegelung
  • Voyages around the world
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Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit, Joyce E. Chaplin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-507) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear : Magellan agonistes ; A world encompassed ; Traffic ; Terrestriality -- First entr'acte -- Confidence : A tolerable risk ; Fast, faster ; The Club of Eccentrics ; Pure pleasure -- Second entr'acte -- Doubt : Flight ; The outer limits ; Army and Navy surplus ; Magellan redivivus
Control code
ocn779266177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
xxi, 535 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781416596196
Lccn
2012016459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416596196
  • (OCoLC)779266177
Label
Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit, Joyce E. Chaplin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-507) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear : Magellan agonistes ; A world encompassed ; Traffic ; Terrestriality -- First entr'acte -- Confidence : A tolerable risk ; Fast, faster ; The Club of Eccentrics ; Pure pleasure -- Second entr'acte -- Doubt : Flight ; The outer limits ; Army and Navy surplus ; Magellan redivivus
Control code
ocn779266177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
xxi, 535 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781416596196
Lccn
2012016459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416596196
  • (OCoLC)779266177

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