Antipodes. In Search of the Southern Continent

por Stallard, Avan Judd

valoración
(0 Comentarios)
Comenta y valora este libro

  • Editorial: Monash University Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-925377-32-3
  • Páginas: 264
  • Dimensiones: 0 cm x 25 cm
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Idiomas: Castellano
  • Fecha de la edición: 2016

pvp.39,00 €

En stock. Entrega en 24 / 48 horas


Información detallada:

Resumen del libro

Included here is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis, said to be as large, rich, and varied as all the northern lands combined. Antipodes charts these voyages-voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas-in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free of the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist did not stop explorers pursuing the continent to its Antarctic obsolescence, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent -an imaginary land-became one of the shaping forces of early modern history. ***"This is an informative and entertaining mixture of geography, history and epistemology, at once academically rigorous and approachable. It is also about the history of ideas and how ideas interact with reality. It is lavishly illustrated with numerous wonderful and obscure maps, and will appeal to readers with an interest in geography and old maps, as much as those fascinated by the history of exploration and the great journeys of discovery. This book is a visual and intellectual feast."--Dave Martus, Books+Publishing, July 2016 "In this book about the antipodes, Stallard spends a great deal of time discussing maps, yet it is much more than geography....Highly recommended. Graduate students, faculty, researchers." --Choice, Vol. 54, No. 8, April 2017 (Series: Australian History) [Subject: History, Australian Studies, Historical Geography, Historical Cartography]

Otros libros de Historia marítima

  • O'Connor, Rory

    Running a big ship "the classic guide ...

    Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (2017)

    Having completed the highly prestigious assignment of commanding HMS Hood, then the most famous warship in the world, Captain Rory OConor brought together his experiences to create the ultimate officers guide for running a steel ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.18,00 €

  • Forsyth, Robert

    Shadow over the Atlantic "the Luftwaffe and ...

    Osprey Publishing (2017)

    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the war. As Germany's war against the ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.31,00 €

  • Doyle, David

    USS Yorktown (CV-5) from design and construction ...

    Schiffer Publishing (2017)

    USS Yorktown (CV-5) was the US Navys first battle-worthy, purpose-built aircraft carrier. Her crew, already accustomed to wartime conditions by maintaining Neutrality Patrols during 1941 in the Atlantic, quickly adapted to the Pacific Theater, having ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.29,00 €

  • Sullivan, Anthony

    Man of war "the fighting life of ...

    Frontline Books (2017)

    The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.35,00 €


Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y facilitar la navegación. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta su uso.

aceptar más información