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Recreates the legendary voyages by ancient mariners and retraces the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, and Viking explorers, and the spread of the Polynesians throughout the Pacific.Nota de la solapa:
Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses' wanderings are among the greatest of the ancient epics, but they are not merely fiction. Following the clues in the classical texts, Mauricio Obregón here maps the likely routes of these adventurers and reveals the remaining traces of the things and places they describe, re-creating the geographical discovery of the ancient world.
Obregón takes us with him on his reenactments of the hazardous adventures of Jason, sailing east along the coast of the Black Sea, and of Ulysses, sailing clockwise around the Mediterranean. These voyages map the two major seas of the ancient era and help us understand how the Greeks viewed their world — including the many startling deductions they were able to make about it (such as the circumference of the earth) from what today seems like limited knowledge.
Obregón has also traced the voyages depicted in the Norse legends, followed adventurous Muslims on southern journeys
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Descripción Random House, 2001. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0679463267
Descripción Random House, 2001. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0679463267