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    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2

    • Captain Cook and the Scientific Explorations
    • By: Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 67

    As the 18th century approached its midpoint, commercial and military competition between the European states became fierce. And whoever obtained accurate information about distant lands would hold an advantage. Were there continental landmasses in the Pacific? Was there a Northwest Passage to Japan and China? What lay in the interior of Africa? Was it possible to cross the Sahara? Where did the rivers Nile and Congo originate?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and moving

    • By Aaron on 05-09-05

    Regular price: $30.80

    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 1

    • Columbus, Magellan, and the Early Explorations
    • By: Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover this Book

    • By Howard on 01-04-05

    Regular price: $30.80