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1421 : the year China discovered the world, Gavin Menzies

Label
1421 : the year China discovered the world
Title
1421
Title remainder
the year China discovered the world
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
Fourteen twenty-one
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
TAUP
Dewey number
910.951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
1421 : the year China discovered the world, Gavin Menzies
Label
1421 : the year China discovered the world, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
Previously published: 2002
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • II.
  • The Guiding Stars
  • 4.
  • Rounding the Cape
  • 5.
  • The New World
  • III.
  • The Voyage of Hong Bao
  • 6.
  • Voyage to Antarctica and Australia
  • I.
  • IV.
  • The Voyage of Zhou Man
  • 7.
  • Australia
  • 8.
  • The Barrier Reef and the Spice Islands
  • 9.
  • The First Colony in the Americas
  • 10.
  • Colonies in Central America
  • Imperial China
  • V.
  • The Voyage of Zhou Wen
  • 11.
  • Satan's Island
  • 12.
  • The Treasure Fleet Runs Aground
  • 13.
  • Settlement in North America
  • 14.
  • Expedition to the North Pole
  • 1.
  • Pt. VI.
  • The Voyage of Yang Qing
  • 15.
  • Solving the Riddle
  • VII.
  • Portugal Inherits the Crown
  • 16.
  • Where the Earth Ends
  • 17.
  • Colonizing the New World
  • The Emperor's Grand Plan
  • 18.
  • On the Shoulders of Giants
  • Epilogue: The Chinese Legacy
  • App. 1.
  • Chinese Circumnavigation of the World 1421-3
  • App. 2.
  • Eyewitness Diaries
  • App. 3.
  • Key Charts
  • App. 4.
  • 2.
  • The Determination of Longitude
  • App. 5.
  • Further Information on Website
  • A Thunderbolt Strikes
  • 3.
  • The Fleets Set Sail
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-504) and index. -"On 8 March 1421 the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last over two years and circle the globe." "When they returned Zhu Di lost control and China was beginning its long, self-imposed isolation from the world it had so recently embraced. The great ships rotted at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. They had also discovered Antarctica, reached Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook and solved the problem of longitude three hundred years before the Europeans."--BOOK JACKET
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20 cm.
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Extent
649 pages , [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593050781
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(Sirsi) TG62090

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