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  Nine Against the Unknown: A Record of Geographical Exploration

 
Our Price: $14.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 319
Binding Paperback
ISBN 748662707

Product Code: 756783607

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J. Leslie Mitchell (au); Lewis Grassic Gibbon (au); Ian Campbell (in). A classic tale of geographic exploration -- the fascinating & revealing biographies of 9 great explorers: Leif Ericsson & his coming to America 480 years before Columbus; Marco Polo’s great land journeys to Cathay & beyond; Columbus sailing across the Atlantic; Cabeza de Vaca, who searched North America for the Golden City of Ciboa; Magellan, the first to reach the East Indies from the west; Vitus Bering, the discoverer of Bering Strait & his search for Gama Land in the N. Pacific; Mungo Park’s tramp through jungle Africa in his quest of the Niger & Timbuctoo; Richard Burton’s innumerable quests in 3 continents for the golden unknown land; & Nansen’s great drift in the “Fram” towards the North Pole. Reprint of the 1934 edition.

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