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The Resource 1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

Label
1421 : the year China discovered America
Title
1421
Title remainder
the year China discovered America
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
  • Year China discovered America
  • Fourteen twenty-one
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CO2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-536) and index
Contents
I. Imperial China. The Emperor's grand plan -- A thunderbolt strikes -- The fleets set sail -- II. The guiding stars. Rounding the Cape -- The New World -- III. The voyage of Hong Bao. Voyage to Antarctica and Australia -- IV. The voyage of Zhou Man. Australia -- The Barrier Reef and the Spice Islands -- The first colony in the Americas -- Colonies in Central America -- V. The voyage of Zhou Wen. Satan's Island -- The treasure fleet runs aground -- Settlement in North America -- Expedition to the North Pole -- VI. The voyage of Yang Qing. Solving the riddle -- VII. Portugal inherits the crown. Where the Earth ends -- Colonizing the New World -- On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue : the Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendix 1. Chinese circumnavigation of the world, 1421-3 : index of supporting evidence -- Appendix 2. Eyewitness diaries -- Appendix 3. Key charts describing the first navigation of the world -- Appendix 4. The determination of longitude by the Chinese in the early fifteenth century
Control code
ocm51318605
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 552 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060537630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o51318605
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-536) and index
Contents
I. Imperial China. The Emperor's grand plan -- A thunderbolt strikes -- The fleets set sail -- II. The guiding stars. Rounding the Cape -- The New World -- III. The voyage of Hong Bao. Voyage to Antarctica and Australia -- IV. The voyage of Zhou Man. Australia -- The Barrier Reef and the Spice Islands -- The first colony in the Americas -- Colonies in Central America -- V. The voyage of Zhou Wen. Satan's Island -- The treasure fleet runs aground -- Settlement in North America -- Expedition to the North Pole -- VI. The voyage of Yang Qing. Solving the riddle -- VII. Portugal inherits the crown. Where the Earth ends -- Colonizing the New World -- On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue : the Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendix 1. Chinese circumnavigation of the world, 1421-3 : index of supporting evidence -- Appendix 2. Eyewitness diaries -- Appendix 3. Key charts describing the first navigation of the world -- Appendix 4. The determination of longitude by the Chinese in the early fifteenth century
Control code
ocm51318605
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 552 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060537630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o51318605

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