Round About the Earth
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Off-mint.For 500 years, people have attempted to 'put a girdle round about the earth' aboard ships, aeroplanes and space craft. This first complete history of round-the-world travel ranges from Magellan's ill-fated 1519 epic voyage to Yuri Gagarin's pioneering orbit of 1961. Witty, erudite and colourful, it recounts the exploits of Drake, Dampier and Cook, the adventures of women explorers such as Lady Brassey, the fictional high-jinks of Jules Verne and the feats of today's solo yachtsmen and women.Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. American cut pages.