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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The Fourth Part of the Worldis an epic adventure story about the creation of the map that introduced Europe to America and ushered in the New World.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781416535317
1416535314
Characteristics: xii, 462 p. : ill, maps ; 24 cm.

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Feb 24, 2013

Guided to a surprising degree by a Church increasingly global in its outlook and imperial in its ambitions the efforts fed into a collective quest for knowledge, power, and wealth the likes of which had never before been seen. That quest was at once mystical, rapacious, evangelical, self-centered, grand, inspiring, and often delusional- and nothing charts its full course better than the Waldseemuller map of 1507.

tpaciello Jun 16, 2012

recommended by ken jennings

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