Columbus and the Age of Discovery

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W. Morrow, 1991 - America - 370 pages
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In the tradition of such bestselling PBS series companion volumes as The Civil War and The Story of English, here is the complement to the major seven-part series on Columbus that will air nationally throughout the fall of 1991. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, photos, charts and maps, this large-format volume will stand alone as a definitive book on the Columbus story and its effect on history.

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Highly recommended for readers who want a general overview of the events leading to Columbus' departure West, his four voyages and discoveries and the global consequences of his accomplishments. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Written to be a companion to the PBS series, this is filled with colorful illustrations, some copies of original maps and documents, others artists interpretations through the years. The captions are ... Read full review

Contents

The Idea Takes Shape
45
The Crossing
103
Worlds Lost and Found
149
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

W. G. Scheller is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including "Columbus and the Age of Discovery", the companion to the PBS television series; and "Barons of Business: Their Lives and Lifestyles". He is an award-winning travel writer and the coeditor of the online travel journal naturaltraveler.com. He lives in northern Vermont.

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