Pathfinders : a global history of exploration / Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

Presenting the subject on a truly global scale, historian Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. From the maritime expeditions connecting Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to...

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Main Author: Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
Format: Book
Published: New York : W. W. Norton, 2006.
Edition:1st American ed.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Stretching : the first trail finders from gathering cultures to great empires
  • 2. Reaching : exploring the oceans to about a thousand years ago
  • 3. Stirring : landward explorations in late antiquity and the middle ages
  • 4. Springing : the maritime turn of the late Middle Ages and the penetration of the Atlantic
  • 5. Vaulting : the great leap forward of the 1490s
  • 6. Girdling : connecting global routes, c.1500-c.1620
  • 7. Connecting : global reconvergence, c.1620-c.1740
  • 8. Deepening : enhancing the world-picture, c.1740s-c.1840s
  • 9. Globalizing : the narrowing horizon, c.1850-c.2000.