Voyages That Changed the World
Dramatically told, often in the words of the voyagers themselves, and beautifully illustrated with maps, portraits and historic illustrations, these are the gripping stories of how a handful of sailors, adventurers, pirates and mavericks shaped the course of world history.
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The early navigators
The Icelandic sagas of Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson
Henry the Navigators colonization of Atlantic islands
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Africa America Amundsen Anson's arrived Asia Australia Bartholomew Dias Beagle became boat Bougainville Brendan Bristol British Brunel Cabot called Cape Horn captain carried Cartier century Changed the World Charles Darwin charted Chinese Christopher Columbus chronometer circumnavigation claim coastline colony crew crossed the Atlantic Dampier Darwin decided deck Dias discovered discoveries Drake Dutch Earth east coast Endeavour England English Erik the Red expedition explore fleet Francis French further galleon Gama Golden Hind Greenland harbour Iceland Indian island James Cook John journey knew land later latitude longitude Madoc mast miles navigation North West Passage Pacific Ocean Port Portugal Portuguese problem reached reef returned River round route sailed sailors scurvy sea passage seamen settlement ship's slave southern continent Spain Spanish spices story Straits of Magellan Tahiti Tahitians Tasman Thomas Doughty took trade Transit of Venus vessel voyage wind