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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • 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$ 42.63

    »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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...