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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.by Benjamin Franklin Bowen

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Conspiracy theorists and open-minded history buffs will enjoy the explosive argument at the center of Benjamin Franklin Bowen's treatise America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. Bowen marshals a surprisingly compelling account of what he claims was the first European contingent of explorers to reach the shores of what would come to be known... more...

  • The Dawn of Canadian Historyby Stephen Leacock; George M. Wrong; H. H. Langton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Stephen Leacock shot to popular acclaim as a humor writer prone to penning absurdist vignettes and other mirthful morsels. However, he was trained as a political economist and spent much of his life working in this and several other academic disciplines. The collaborative volume The Dawn of Canadian History showcases Leacock's strengths as a scholar... more...

  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...

  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kidsby Ronald A. Reis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous people in world history, yet few know the full story of the amazing, resourceful, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids portrays the ?Admiral of the Ocean Seas? neither as hero nor heel but as... more...

  • No Settlement, No Conquestby Richard Flint

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest. more...

  • Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Cbby Frederick Julius Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967 more...

  • Coronadoby Herbert Eugene Bolton; John Kessell

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Herbert Eugene Bolton?s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado?s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire. more...

  • Discovering Floridaby John E. Worth

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    Florida?s lower gulf coast was a key region in the early European exploration of North America, with an extraordinary amount of first-time interactions between Spaniards and Florida?s indigenous cultures. Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers in the area between 1513 and 1566. Including transcriptions of the original... more...

  • Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalemby Carol Delaney

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Five hundred years after he set sail, Christopher Columbus is universally renowned as the man who discovered the New World, and is also widely held responsible for what went wrong there in the years that followed. This book, by acclaimed scholar Carol Delaney, will change that understanding of the man and his mission. Carol Delaney describes how Columbus's... more...

  • Nature in the New Worldby Antonello Gerbi; Jeremy Moyle

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In Nature in the New World (translated 1985),Antonello Gerbiexamines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations. Initial chapters are devoted to the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés,... more...