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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

Joyce Appleby
ISBN: c310d9645160Category:

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When Columbus first returned to Europe from the Caribbean, he presented King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers and bits of gold. The search for riches spurred Columbus and others to voyage the oceans with similar ambitions and these seafarers continued to return with mysterious specimens encountered in the New World. Curiosity began to percolate through Europe. The Church, long fearful of challenges to its authority, could no longer suppress the mantra Dare to know!” Recounting the triumphs and mishaps of these explorers

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AuthorJoyce Appleby
PublisherNorton
Year Published2013
Binding Type

Softcover

Book Condition

Near Fine

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