Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

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Title

Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

Description

In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, or going into orbit; even by using their own bodily power. Round About the Earth is a witty, erudite, and colorful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to encircle the planet. - See more at Simon&Schuster

Creator

Joyce E. Chaplin

About the Author

Class

Planet Earth

Citation

Joyce E. Chaplin , “Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit,” Trinity College Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/166.