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EXPLORATION: LODESTONE and EVENING STAR - The saga of exploration by sea
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150 mm. x 230 mm. x 27 mm. 288 pages.
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LODESTONE and EVENING STAR

The seamen who mapped the world

by
Ian Cameron

First published 1965 by Hodder and Stoughton, London

CONDITION
Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering and decoration to spine - the bottom of which is lightly bumped; no inscriptions; pages are pristine - VERY GOOD PLUS condition.

Price clipped dust wrapper with shelf wear, particularly to corners and spine ends - Condition VERY GOOD MINUS.

JACKET BLURBS

LODESTONE and EVENING STAR

Part One deals with the voyages of the ancients. Where was the Ultima Thule of the Greeks and the fabled land of Punt of the Egyptians ? Who discovered America—certainly not Columbus, but was it an eleventh-century Norseman or an even earlier Irish saint ? Did the Phoenicians circumnavigate Africa two thousand years in advance of Dias ? These problems of historical deduction form a fascinating prelude to the golden age of discovery.

Part Two covers the great burst of deep-sea voyaging that followed the Renaissance. Here we meet not only well-known explorers such as Magellan and Cook, but also a number of lesser-known figures—Gil Eannes who opened the sea route to India, the saint-like Quiros whose ships sighted Australia a hundred and fifty years before Cook, and the Dutchman William Barents whose ship's company were the first to winter in the Arctic pack-ice and live.

Part Three deals with the exploration in the Artic and Antarctic : with well-known figures such as Parry who unveiled the secret of the North-West Passage, James Clark Ross who dis-covered Antarctica, Nansen who crossed the last of the oceans, and the little-known American George Washington De Long without whose heroic drift in the polar ice Nansen's voyage would never have got under way. Here is a carefully-researched reconstruction of the voyages which did most to unveil the secrets of the world : a superb evocation of the unconquerable spirit of man.

LODESTONE and EVENING STAR: The seamen who mapped the world by Ian Cameron. Price clipped dust wrapper with shelf wear, particularly to corners and spine ends - Condition VERY GOOD MINUS.

LODESTONE and EVENING STAR: The seamen who mapped the world by Ian Cameron. Price clipped dust wrapper with shelf wear, particularly to corners and spine ends - Condition VERY GOOD MINUS.
LODESTONE and EVENING STAR: The seamen who mapped the world by Ian Cameron. Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering and decoration to spine - the bottom of which is lightly bumped; no inscriptions; pages are pristine - VERY GOOD PLUS condition.
 

A magnificent theme, magnificently handled.

Within the confines of a single volume Ian Cameron unfolds the story of exploration by sea, from the voyages of the ancient Egyptians to the twentieth century.

'Impressive and highly enjoyable,' says Frank Debenham (Professor Emeritus of Geography in the University of Cambridge),

`a rare combination of scholarship, nautical knowledge and extreme readability. I predict it will be a best-seller.'

 

 
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Weight unwrapped <0.58 kilo.

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