Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

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Description

Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fern ndez-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fern ndez-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.

The Wall Street Journal calls it "impressive...a huge story told] with gusto and panache." To the Washington Post, "Pathfinders is propelled by an Argonaut of an author, indefatigable and daring. It's a wild ride." And in a front-page review, the Seattle Times hails its "tart and elegant presentation...full of surprises. Fern ndez-Armesto's lively mind, pithy phrasing, and stunningly thorough and diverse knowledge are a constant pleasure."

A plenitude of illustrations and maps in color and black and white augment this rich history. In Pathfinders, winner of the 2007 World History Association Book Prize, we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject.

Product Details

Price
$21.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
October 17, 2007
Pages
428
Dimensions
7.1 X 1.19 X 9.18 inches | 1.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393330915
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About the Author

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration and Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, and London.

Reviews

A masterful narrative and a book that is an immense pleasure to read.--Josh Marshall