Over the Edge of the World

Over the Edge of the World

Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

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The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan's historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage--now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey.

"Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner."-- New York Times Book Review

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan's voyage.

Publisher: New York :, Morrow
Copyright Date: ♭2003
ISBN: 9780061865886
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 11, 2019

What a fantastic book! A compelling read that (thanks to prolific documentation from participants at the time of Magellan’s epic travels) is well researched and rich with details but never bogs down. The story moves along at a clip, is engagingly written. Highly recommended.

Mar 22, 2018

Well written, fascinating story of exploration, peppered with interesting facts.

Feb 11, 2017

A well researched look at the trip of Magellan to find the Spice Islands through a sea route past the "Americas" that resulted in the first recorder circumnavigation of the world. Very informative yet reads like a novel with a well paced narrative. Worth reading if you are interested.

Oct 26, 2016

The intensive research, & ability to tie it all together, as one of the great Age of Discovery reads, (500 yrs ago), was one of the best books I've had the pleasure to read. An amazing adventure from start to finish. Hats off to Laurence Bergreen.

Aug 26, 2016

I started reading the book on a whim because I had nothing else to read. It turned into a book I could not put down.

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