Into the Rising Sun: Vasco Da Gama and the Search for the Sea Route to the East
In the spirit of Dava Sobel's "Longitude" comes the story of Vasco da Gama, whose search for a sea route to the East took him and his crew on an odyssey of 27,000 miles and propelled Portugal to the forefront of international commerce and power. A companion to the PBS series of the same name. Photos & maps.
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Beyond the Cape of Storms
The Passage to India
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