The Explorers of South America

University of Oklahoma Press, 1992 - 408 Seiten

A narrative history of exploration from Christopher Columbus to the 19th century, with journal excerpts, diaries and other writings of the explorers themselves. Goodman has marshaled his wide-ranging research and lifelong interest in exploration into a comprehensive, scholarly history. A reprint of the original 1972 edition, the tales have lost none of their luster.


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Columbus and the Age of Discovery
The Missionaries
Chilean Archipelago
X The Measurement of the Earth
X EighteenthCentury Maritime Scientific
The Great Naturalists

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Beliebte Passagen

Seite 387 - MAWE'S (HL) Journal of a Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic, crossing the Andes in the Northern Provinces of Peru, and descending the great River Maranon.
Seite 388 - La Plata: the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay. Being a Narrative of the Exploration of the Tributaries of the River La Plata and Adjacent Countries, during the Years 1S53, '54, '55, and '56, under the orders of the United States Government.
Seite 388 - An Historical and Geographical Description of the Great Country and River of the Amazones in America...

Über den Autor (1992)

Edward J. Goodman is Emeritus Professor of History at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He says of The Explorers of South America , "It is the story of the brave and the foolhardy, the saints and the scoundrels, the learned and the unlettered, the aristocrats and the lowborn--the men who for four and a half centuries have explored the 'green continent.'

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