The Fourth Part of the World

The Fourth Part of the World

The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Lester spotlights Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map and recounts the epic tale of the mariners and scholars who facilitated this watershed of Western history.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2009]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9781440731754
1440731756
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC 912.73 LESTE
Characteristics: digital,1.4 m/s
14 sound discs (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
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In container (17 cm.)
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Dec 31, 2016

A terrific book; well organized; excellently read. From the end of the middle ages to the middle of the sixteenth century - the social, political, economic, and relevant scientific contexts are thoughtfully wound into an integrated narrative. The first half is especially good (it deals with events up to the late 1400s). There are about two discs devoted to Columbus alone. Many other travellers and writers of the age are used to give contending views, revealing the diversity of thought of the Age of Discovery.

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