Islands of the Mind

Islands of the Mind

How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World

Book - 2004
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"In Islands of the Mind, historian John R. Gillis explores the fascination with islands throughout history, looking at everything from ancient Greek epics, religious symbolism of early Christians, Atlantis and other myths, to the modern tourism industry. Islands fired the imaginations of explorers as they voyaged into the unknown in search of utopia and captivated scientific minds as well, the Galapagos inspiring Darwin and Samoa enchanting Margaret Mead. A sweeping, magisterial, and utterly enchanting work of cultural history, Islands of the Mind draws the reader under the same spell that islands themselves hold over the human imagination."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781403965066
1403965064
Branch Call Number: 910.9142 G416i 2004
Characteristics: xiii, 217 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm

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