Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

by Appleby, Joyce
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Appleby, Joyce Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination
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When Columbus first returned to Europe from the Caribbean, he presented King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers and bits of gold. The search for riches spurred Columbus and others to voyage the oceans with similar ambitions and these seafarers continued to return with mysterious specimens encountered in the New World. Curiosity began to percolate through Europe. The Church, long fearful of challenges to its authority, could no longer suppress the mantra "Dare to know!" Recounting the triumphs and mishaps of these explorers, Joyce Appleby's book follows the naturalists, both famous and obscure, whose investigations of the world's fauna and flora fuelled the rise of science and technology that propelled Western Europe towards modernity.

Contributors

Author:
Appleby, Joyce

Further information

Biography Artist:
Joyce Appleby (1929-2016) was a professor of history emerita at UCLA, the author of Shores of Knowledge, The Relentless Revolution, and the coauthor of Telling the Truth about History, among many other works. A former president of the American History Association, she was awarded the 2009 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Prize for distinguished writing in American history from the Society of American Historians.
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Media Type:
Paperback

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
October 13, 2014
Package Dimensions:
0.203 x 0.091 x 0.018 m; 0.252 kg
GTIN:
09780393349795
DUIN:
7J1I49BUC5J
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