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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • Myths of the Rune Stoneby David M. Krueger

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community?s and a state?s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock... more...

  • Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492-1700by Lyle N. McAlister

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 60.00

    A narrative and interpretive history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, settlement, and colonization of the Americas. more...

  • Amerigoby Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer. In Amerigo , the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question ?What?s in a name?? by delivering... more...

  • Political Handbook of the Americas 2008by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25

    An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... 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...

  • Jacques Cartierby Adam Woog

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00

    A biography about the first explorer to establish a French presence in North America, an accomplishment that allowed the next generation of French sailors to create the first settlements in Canada. more...

  • Irresistible Northby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant?s serendipitous... more...

  • The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545by Baker H. Morrow; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time. more...

  • The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400–1650by Aaron M. Shatzman

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 116.95

    This book provides a unique look at the early years of European discovery and colonization, analyzing the impact of this period on the historical development of both the New and Old Worlds. more...