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When the Pole Star Shone

by

MICHAEL LANGLEY

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Contents

Acknowledgments
 
Foreword
Preface
I.
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The Tools of Discovery
II.
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Homer as Geographer?
III.
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Asia : Merchants, Plunderers, Priests, and Travellers
IV.
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The New World from Ancient Times
V.
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Australia: "The Great Southland"
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Africa: Traders and the Gospel
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The Polar Navigators
VIII.
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The Siege of the Poles
IX.
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The World beyond the Clouds
Epilogue: The Heart of the Explorer

Appendix : Some Notable Landmarks in the History of Exploration and Discovery

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Bibliography
Index

ILLUSTRATIONS

Hut Point from Observation Hill, on Scott's Last Expedition
Kon-Tiki, 1947
Ra II, 1970
Captain James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance
John Harrison's Sea Clock, 1735
Sir Joseph Banks
Charles Sturt
Dr Fridtjof Nansen
Sir Douglas Freshfield
Eric Shipton
Commander Dyott at the site of Fawcett's Last Camp in the Mato Grosso
H. St J. B. Philby at Riyadh, 1917
The Minarets, in the South Island of New Zealand

MAPS

Routes of some of the Principal Navigators
Routes of some of the Principal Explorers of Asia
Routes of some of the Principal Explorers of the Americas
The three voyages of Captain Cook
Routes of some of the Principal Explorers of Australia
Routes of some of the Principal Explorers of Africa
Routes of some of the Principal Arctic Explorers
Routes of some of the Principal Antarctic Explorers

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