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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Race to the New Worldby Douglas Hunter

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.95

    The final decade of the 15th century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey,... more...

  • Lope de Aguirre y la rebelión de los marañonesby Beatriz Pastor; Sergio Callau

    Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97

    Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... more...

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

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    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 a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Juan Ponce de Leonby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    While searching for the fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon became the first European to reach what is now the state of Florida. more...

  • Polynesians in Americaby Terry L. Jones; Alice A. Storey; Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith; José Miguel Ramírez-Aliaga; Andrew C. Clarke; María-Auxiliadora Cordero; Roger C. Green; Geoffrey Irwin; Kathryn A. Klar; Daniel Quiróz; Richard Scaglion; Marshall I. Weisler

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    This volume presents a synthesis of over a century of academic research on the question of prehistoric trans-oceanic contacts between Polynesia and the New World. Leading experts in archaeology, botany, linguistics, and physical anthropology discuss the latest ground-breaking evidence that supports pre-Columbian Polynesian landfalls in both North and... more...

  • American Holocaustby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...