Pathfinders: A Global History Of Exploration

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9780670064977: Pathfinders: A Global History Of Exploration

High adventure and grand history from a master of the craft in a beautifully illustrated volume

With characteristic flair, Felipe Fernández-Armesto gives us an entertaining and insightful history of world exploration. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. A stirring story of individual adventure and achievement, Pathfinders is also a multi-dimensioned history that presents exploration as rooted in particular societies and cultures at specific times.

On the pivotal fifteenth century, for example, Fernández-Armesto gives us enthralling accounts of the massive seagoing expeditions led by China's eunuch admiral Zheng He and the pioneering Atlantic crossings led by a Genoese weaver's son, Christopher Columbus. But he enlarges the story to explore why Ming China, the country most capable of a vast maritime empire, decided to close down its oceanic explorations in 1433, and why later in the century a largely remote and poor region of Europe, the Iberian peninsula, launched a series of oceanic voyages that would remake world history and create for Spain the greatest empire of the pre-industrial world.

Fernández-Armesto's grand history shows great range as well as depth. From the maritime expeditions of Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt four thousand years ago, through the caravans of merchants and missionaries along the ancient Silk Roads connecting China and the West, to the nineteenth-century explorations of the polar regions, interior Africa, North America, and the South Pacific, his account is comprehensive. He is fascinating on the intricacies of wind and current in the monsoonal Indian Ocean and the fixed-system Atlantic and Pacific. He pauses to give us wonderful small histories of navigational technology, cartography, and travel literature. There are brilliant portraits of Columbus, Cabot, and Da Gama, of Cook, Burton, Livingstone, and Stanley, of Shackleton, Peary, and Scott. And throughout there is the signature wit and verve of Fernández-Armesto.

More than fifty illustrations and sixty-five maps in color and black and white augment this rich history. In Pathfinders we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject.

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About the Author:

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration and Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, and London.

From Publishers Weekly:

Readers of history will delight in Fernández-Armesto's latest. The Tufts historian (Millennium) deftly manages the near-impossible task of a comprehensive account of world exploration from the dawn of humankind while maintaining an interesting tone throughout. The evocatively titled chapters ("Reaching," "Stirring," "Springing") follow a well-organized outline, and short sections keep the reader from feeling overwhelmed with information. Beginning with Homo erectus's migrations from East Africa to the rest of the continent and to Eurasia a million and a half years ago, the book examines how and why cultures spread throughout the world. Each section of the globe is examined, from the Tigris and Euphrates to the Pacific Islands, the Middle East and Africa. Along the way, technological and scientific leaps, such as sails, cartography and the cure for scurvy are explained. Fernández-Armesto also looks at the important role economics and politics have played in world exploration, The author excels when he narrows the focus, such as when he places Columbus into historical context so that the magnitude of his journey and its difficulty are fully felt. This volume truly covers everything the title claims, resulting in a rich history of our world. 16 pages of color illus., 44 b&w illus., 48 maps. (Oct.)
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