The Fourth Part of the World

The Fourth Part of the World

The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

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Lester spotlights Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map and recounts the epic tale of the mariners and scholars who facilitated this watershed of Western history.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC : [Manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC, [2010], p2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781440731778
1440731772
Branch Call Number: DAB 912.73 L567f
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

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Dec 31, 2016

A terrific book; well organized; excellently read. From the end of the middle ages to the middle of the sixteenth century - the social, political, economic, and relevant scientific contexts are thoughtfully wound into an integrated narrative. The first half is especially good (it deals with events up to the late 1400s). There are about two discs devoted to Columbus alone. Many other travellers and writers of the age are used to give contending views, revealing the diversity of thought of the Age of Discovery.

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