The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

Jules Verne

An introduction to the remarkable efforts of French navigators across the globe
Date Published :
September 2002
Publisher :
International Publishers Marketing
Series :
Duckworth Discoverers
Illustration :
96 etchings/20 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9780715630860
Pages : 426
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
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Overview
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Casting a visionary eye over the 18th century, Jules Verne traces navigation to the first astronomers and cartographers in this monumental history of early expeditions. Assessing the influence of Captain Cook and his predecessors in the first part of the book, he then introduces the reader to the remarkable efforts of French navigators across the globe in a gripping narrative.

About The Author
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Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French writer who pioneered the science fiction genre. Notable amongst his works are "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Around the World in 80 Days" and "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth".

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