Ferdinand Magellan

Author: Struan Reid
ISBN: 9780431104706
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This volume is part of a biography series exploring the lives and achievements of important inventors and pioneers. As well as providing the life story of Ferdinand Magellan and an analysis of his work, this book places his achievements in context by looking at the technological and historical context of the time. The book includes: a look at the ongoing impact of Magellan's work; quotes and writings from the newspapers and journals of the time; and information about the men and women who affected his life and work.

Over the Edge of the World

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865886
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Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments Inventions and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author: Robert E. Krebs
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324338
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The Middle Ages and the Renaissance were a period of scientific and literary reawakening. This reference work describes more than 75 experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

Who Was Ferdinand Magellan

Author: S. A. Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101640014
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When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.

Ferdinand Magellan

Author: Jack Connelly
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502601311
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Discover the life of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer whose crew first circumnavigated the world.

Ferdinand Magellan

Author: Katharine Bailey
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778724162
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Discusses the journey undertaken by Ferdinand Magellan and his five ship armada in an attempt to find a western route to the Indies, which ended up being the first fleet to circumnavigate the globe.


Author: Heinemann Library
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9781588100108
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The Groundbreakers series examines the lives of explorers whose achievements and discoveries have had a lasting impact on our world. Each book features excerpts from journals and personal records, an introduction to other explorers living at the time, and a detailed timeline.

The Age of Trade

Author: Arturo Giraldez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224352X
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Arturo Giraldez provides a rich history of the ships and sailors that launched the global economy. Beginning with the founding of Manila in 1571 and ending in 1815 when the last galleon left Acapulco for the Philippines, these vessels braved weather and pirates to establish a vital connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asia.

Magellan s Voyage

Author: Antonio Pigafetta
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120554
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Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519–1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map.