In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin tells the story of circumnavigation. For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, or going into orbit; even by using their own bodily power. Professor Joyce Chaplin, Harvard Chaplin JE. Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit.
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