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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Von Wilden und wahrhaft Wilden: Wahrnehmungen der "Neuen Welt" in ausgewählten europäischen Reiseberichten und Chroniken des 16. Jahrhundertsby Désirée Eckert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 37.79

    Die Entdeckung Amerikas und die epochale technische Innovation des Buchdruckes veränderten das menschliche Weltverständnis. So war die Entdeckung der Neuen Welt weit mehr als eine geographische Erweiterung des Horizonts. Zusammen mit dem neuen Kommunikationsmittel, dem Buchdruck, veränderten sie das Weltbild, beflügelten die Phantasie der Europäer... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • The Farfarersby Farley Mowat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors?Celt, Roman, and Norse?the Albans fled west.... more...

  • Kolumbus und der Tag von Guanahaniby Stefan Rinke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 22.34

    »Tierra!« Ein Schrei zerreißt die Stille über dem nächtlichen Atlantik. Am 12. Oktober 1492 um zwei Uhr sichtet der Matrose Rodrigo de Triana Land ? die Insel Guanahani, das heutige San Salvador. Endlich! Ein Kanonenschuss weckt die Mannschaften der Santa María, Pinta und Niña. Nach dieser Entdeckung entbrennt in Europa der Kampf um die Aufteilung... more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421 , distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas?offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian?s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into... more...

  • Early American Indian Tribesby Marie Patterson

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    The American Indian culture consisted of specific customs and traditions that regulated everything from who would lead the tribes to who would marry within the tribes. They kept precise, detailed accounts of their tribal histories because they foresaw the importance of passing down their histories. more...

  • DK Discoveries: Christopher Columbusby Peter Chrisp

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 6.99

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of history's most famous and infamous figures in these classic DK guides. Vivid storytelling bringsthe past to life while stunning photographs, annotated illustrations, and exploded views help you piece together the story. Features fact boxes, panoramic gatefolds, and eyewitness accounts Sidebars provide important... more...