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By Kenneth Pletcher

ISBN-10: 1615300287

ISBN-13: 9781615300280

The Britannica advisor to Explorers and Explorations that modified the fashionable global, is one identify in a four ebook sequence that makes a speciality of the transformative energy of varied events, voyages, conceits, and outright brainstorms. a real trip into modernity, this set delves into the proof surrounding landmark judgements, activities, and innovations that experience complex cultures, encouraged humankind and perpetually replaced the best way the area works. Supplementing the textual content, that is categorised for simple referencing, are an array of images and illustrations that supply an unforgettable visible narrative. Readers will see the realm in a brand new mild after studying concerning the social hobbies, innovations, explorers, and theories that experience created our societys substrate.

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Scylax traveled overland to the Kabul River, reached the Indus River, followed it to the sea, sailed westward, and, passing by the Persian Gulf (which was already well known), explored the Red Sea, finally arriving at Arsinoë, near modern Suez, Egypt. The greater part of the campaigns of the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great were military exploratory journeys. The earlier expeditions through Babylonia and Persia were through regions already familiar to the Greeks, but the later ones through the enormous tract of land from the south of the Caspian Sea to the mountains of the Hindu Kush brought the Greeks a great deal of new geographical knowledge.

The westerlies prevailing in the Azores had defeated previous attempts to sail to the west, but in the Canaries the three ships could pick up the northeast trade winds; supposedly, they could rely on the westerlies for their return. After nearly a month in the Canaries the ships set out from San Sebastián de la Gomera on September 6. On several occasions in September and early October, sailors spotted floating vegetation and various types of birds—all taken as signs that land was nearby. But by October 10 the crew had begun to lose patience, complaining that with their failure to make landfall, contrary winds and a shortage of provisions would keep them from returning home.

In the 13th century the political geography changed. In 1206 a Mongol chief assumed the title of Genghis Khan and, after campaigns in China that 32 7 Early Explorers 7 gave him control there, turned his conquering armies westward. He and his successors built up an enormous empire until, in the late 13th century, one of them, Kublai Khan, reigned supreme from the Black Sea to the Yellow Sea. Europeans of perspicacity saw the opportunities that friendship with the Mongol power might bring. If Christian Europe could only convert the Mongols, this would at one and the same time heavily tip the scales against Muslim and in favour of Christian power and also give political protection to Christian merchants along the silk routes to the legendary sources of wealth in China.

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