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History's greatest voyages of exploration
History's greatest voyages of exploration
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., 2015.
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 159 p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
Great courses. History. Modern history
General Note:
"Course no. 3962."

The earliest explorers -- The scientific voyage of Pytheas the Greek -- St. Brendan--the travels of an Irish monk -- Xuanzang's journey to the West -- Leif Eriksson the Lucky -- Marco Polo and Sir John Mandeville -- Ibn Battuta--never the same route twice -- Portugal's great leap forward -- The enigmatic Christopher Columbus -- Magellan and the advent of globalization -- The ruthless ambition of the Conquistadors -- Henry Hudson : death on the ice -- The Jesuits on a global mission -- Captain Cook maps the world -- Alexander von Humboldt--explorer genius -- Jefferson dispatches Lewis and Clark -- Sir John Franklin's epic disaster -- Ida Pfeiffer--Victorian extreme traveler -- Japan discovers the West -- Dr. Livingstone and Mary Kingsley in Africa -- Arctic feats and fates -- Antarctic rivalries -- A deep-sea dive into the Mariana Trench -- The race to outer space.
Presents 24 30-minute lectures discussing notable expeditions of exploration from premodern times to today, including the explorers who led them and these missions' varied and complex motivations.
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