The Seventy Great Journeys in History

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Starting with the migration of Homo sapiens from Africa 100,000 years ago, this richly illustrated volume selects 70 of the greatest journeys, whether undertaken for trade, pilgrimage, curiosity or conquest. For each endeavour, from prehistoric migrations known only from archaeological evidence, through the great voyages of exploration, to modern scientific missions into space and the deep ocean, one of 50 expert contributors sets the journey in historical context and describes the travellers, their route and the significance of the achievement.

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The Seventy Great Journeys in History

The Seventy Great Journeys in History

Hardback304pp Illustrated265x208mm

9780500251294     Product Code: 503270

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Starting with the migration of Homo sapiens from Africa 100,000 years ago, this richly illustrated volume selects 70 of the greatest journeys, whether undertaken for trade, pilgrimage, curiosity or conquest. For each endeavour, from prehistoric migrations known only from archaeological evidence, through the great voyages of exploration, to modern scientific missions into space and the deep ocean, one of 50 expert contributors sets the journey in historical context and describes the travellers, their route and the significance of the achievement.

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