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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Voyages of Columbusby Gail Skroback Hennessey

    Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99

    A 14-year-old Felipe leaves his hard life on the streets to sail on the Santa Maria, along with a prisoner named Luis. The take care of the cats, turn the hourglass, and see amazing “sea monsters.” When Felipe is given the helm of the Santa Maria, he crashes onto some reefs. Luis and Felipe tell the tales of their journeys with Columbus,... more...

  • The Conquistadorsby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...

  • Meet Christopher Columbusby James T. De Kay; John Edens

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 4.99

    Schoolchildren will be fascinated by this clear account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue.  A map of the world in Columbus's time and a detailed drawing of the Santa Maria add depth to this exciting, real-life adventure tale.   From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Conflict in the Early Americasby Rebecca Seaman

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    "[T]his encyclopedia lives up to its subtitle, and is a compact compendium on a broad topic of study. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice ]]> more...

  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacaby Donald Chipman

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

     Cabeza de Vaca?s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word ?pedestrian.? By no means, however, should the ancillary meanings of ?commonplace? or ?prosaic? be applied to the man, or his remarkable adventures. Between 1528 and 1536, he trekked... 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...