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Williams, Glyndwr.

Summary: The eighteenth century--the Age of Reason--was characterized by determined attempts by philosophers, scientists, and political theorists to dispel myth, superstition, and ignorance. But the Age of Reason also witnessed some of the most irrational and vainglorious attempts by sailors and speculators to find a navigable Northwest Passage that would lead through the icy seas of the Arctic from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Williams, Glyndwr.

Contents: El Mar del Sur : the Spanish lake -- "The world encompassed" : Drake and his successors -- Geographical enigmas and literary utopias -- "They were not come out to go upon discovery" : buccaneers and interlopers in the South Sea -- "I speak as to the compass of my own knowledge" : Dampier's explorations and writings -- The "cruising voyages" of Dampier and Rogers -- "A gross, palpable illusion"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 995 WIL

Williams, Glyndwr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 910.41 WIL