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The Atlas of North American Exploration: From the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole

The Atlas of North American Exploration: From the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole by William H. Goetzmann, Glyndwr Williams 080613058X 9780806130583
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From the early voyages of Norse seafarers & the discovery of the New World by Columbus, to the opening of the American, Canadian, & Alaskan frontiers & the grueling twentieth-century race to the North Pole, this great adventure is captured as never before in the lavishly illustrated Atlas of North American Exploration. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann & exploration historian Glyndwr Williams, the atlas presents this bold drama through more than one hundred full-color maps employing state-of-the-art cartographic techniques. The routes of explorers Ponce de Leon, Henry Hudson, Hernando de Soto, Daniel Boone, Vitus Bering, Lewis & Clark, Admiral Peary, & dozens more are charted, showing the sites of encounters with native inhabitants or rival colonial powers, shipwrecks & uprisings, settlements & trading posts, & the death or disappearance of expeditions. Recreations of historical maps, illustrate the extent of the explorers knowledge of the new continent, & eyewitness accounts from journals & letters evoke their dreams, their disappointments, & the dangers they endured. More than ninety additional contemporary illustrations bring this fascinating tale vividly to life. WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN is the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Professor of History & American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His many books include The West of the Imagination, New Lands, New Men: America & the Second Great Age of Discovery, & Exploration & Empire: The Explorer & the Scientist in the winning of the American West, which was awarded both the Pulitzer & Parkman prizes. GLYNDWR WILLIAMS is Emeritus Professor of History at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He is a Consultant Editor to The Times Atlas of World Exploration, & his many books include The Exploration of North America (with W. P. Cumming & David Beers Quinn) & The British Search for the Northwest Passage in the 18th Century.

Author: William H. Goetzmann, Glyndwr Williams

Language: English

Edition: Oklahoma Paperbacks Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Publication Date: 1998-05-15

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