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Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 30, 2007
Pages 428
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393330915
ISBN-10 0393330915
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
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Summary
A distinguished scholar traces the history of exploration from a global perspective, following the pathfinders and their expeditions over the course of five millennia to the farthest reaches of the world, from ancient Egypt, through the merchants and missionaries of the Silk Roads, to the discovery of the New World and the nineteenth-century expeditions to Africa, the Arctic, North America, and the South Pacific. Reprint.
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"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit." ―Candice Millard, New York Times Book Review

Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.

The Wall Street Journal calls it "impressive...a huge story [told] with gusto and panache." To the Washington Post, "Pathfinders is propelled by an Argonaut of an author, indefatigable and daring. It's a wild ride." And in a front-page review, the Seattle Times hails its "tart and elegant presentation...full of surprises. Fernández-Armesto's lively mind, pithy phrasing, and stunningly thorough and diverse knowledge are a constant pleasure."

A plenitude of illustrations and 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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Hardcover
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from Viking Pr (April 5, 2007)
9780670064977 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $36.00
About: 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.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2006)
9780393062595 | details & prices | 428 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Presenting the subject on a truly global scale, historian Fernâandez-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393330915
 
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 30, 2007)
9780393330915 | details & prices | 428 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A distinguished scholar traces the history of exploration from a global perspective, following the pathfinders and their expeditions over the course of five millennia to the farthest reaches of the world, from ancient Egypt, through the merchants and missionaries of the Silk Roads, to the discovery of the New World and the nineteenth-century expeditions to Africa, the Arctic, North America, and the South Pacific.
from Oxford Univ Pr (September 27, 2007)
9780199219339 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $23.15

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