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New Found Lands

Author: Peter Whitfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136679413
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Passage

Author: Alan Day
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810865198
Size: 75.82 MB
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The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.

Cities Of The World

Author: Peter Whitfield
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520247253
Size: 11.19 MB
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Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.

America Discovered

Author: Derek Hayes
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
ISBN: 9781553654506
Size: 62.35 MB
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Presents a collection of original maps and historic illustrations to document the exploration of North America.

Exploring Contract Law

Author: Jason W Neyers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317200
Size: 42.94 MB
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In this book, leading scholars from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States deal with important theoretical and practical issues in the law of contract and closely-related areas of private law. The articles analyse developments in the law of estoppel, mistake, undue influence, the interpretation of contracts, assignment, exclusion clauses and damages. The articles also address more theoretical issues such as discerning the limits of contract law, the role of principle in the development of contract doctrine and the morality of promising. With its rich scope of contributors and topics, Exploring Contract Law will be highly useful to lawyers, judges and academics across the common law world. Contributors: Rick Bigwood, Richard Bronaugh, Mindy Chen-Wishart, Helge Dedek, Gerald H L Fridman, Mark P Gergen, Andrew S Gold, Kelvin F K Low, Jason W Neyers, Stephen G A Pitel, Andrew Roberston, Stephen A Smith, Robert Stevens, Andrew Tettenborn, Chee Ho Tham, Catherine Valcke, Stephen Waddams, Charlie Webb. Foreword by Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada

Mapping Virginia

Author: William C. Wooldridge
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813932675
Size: 79.14 MB
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A comprehensive collection of printed maps from the state of Virginia's history, from the years preceding Jamestown to the beginning of the postbellum era.

Pathfinders A Global History Of Exploration

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242471
Size: 13.13 MB
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"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit." —Candice Millard, New York Times Book Review Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-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. Fernández-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 we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject.

The Golden Age Of Maritime Maps

Author: Catherine Hofmann
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852389
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"Portolan charts," so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning "related to ports or harbours," were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crisscrossed with lines referring to the compass directions, indicated the succession of ports and anchorages along the shores, and were used by European sailors exploring the world up until the 18th century. Not only used as navigational instruments on boats, they were also produced for wealthy sponsors in the form of illuminated images of the world, to illustrate the economic and political interests of the major European sea powers. This book takes stock of the state of knowledge on these maps, bringing together contributions from a dozen European specialists, who trace the history and diversity of styles and places of production of these charts. This type of mapping is approached from three angles. The first part, "The Mediterranean," refers to the manufacture and use of the first charts, centered on the Mediterranean, and the persistence of this tradition in the Mediterranean basin until the 18th century. The second part, "The Open Sea," shows how these regional charts have evolved from a technical and iconographical point of view at the time of the great European voyages, in order to include the oceans and new worlds. The third part, "The Indian Ocean," shows how these charts, in a maritime area where ancient civilizations coexisted, were dependent on other cartographic traditions (ancient, Arab, Asian) before joining the information reported by Portuguese sailors and European trading companies in the modern era.