Based on 15 years of in-depth research, "1421" traces the voyages of an extraordinary fleet of Chinese ships, whose crews actually charted America 70 ...Show synopsisBased on 15 years of in-depth research, "1421" traces the voyages of an extraordinary fleet of Chinese ships, whose crews actually charted America 70 years before Columbus. Four 8-page color inserts. 37 maps & diagrams.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Trade paperback, appears unused. No marks, tears,...Very Good. Trade paperback, appears unused. No marks, tears, bends. Slight wave, probably caused by book sitting on something like a marker...doesn't detract from book. Nice copy. We ship daily except Sunday, with delivery confirmation.
Description:Fair. Size: wb36022; Book is well read but remains a good...Fair. Size: wb36022; Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Almost fine, tight copy,...Very good in very good dust jacket. Almost fine, tight copy, clean on inside, slight shelf wear to cover and DJ. Paper over boards, sewn binding, gilt lettering on spine, 552 pgs., bibliography, illustrations, index. udience: General/trade.
Edition: First edition. First Harper Perennial Edition published 2004.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial,
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I found this to be a well researched, history of world exploration. It certainly answers a lot of questions about the source of ancient maps that have turned up in libraries and collections around the world.
This was a fantastic book! Maybe one of the top two books I''ve ever read. It was informative and kept me on the edge of my seat. When I was finished, I wanted more. It is a must read for anyone interested in history!
This amazing 552-page volume outlines an early exploration of the world that most of us seldom imagine could have taken place...yet, it did! This book is well organized, very readable and possesses a wonderful bibliography for continued reading! Additionally, it opens the door for consideration of numerous other world explorations by other cultures that directly impacted the world, specifically the Americas, before Columbus and 1492!
Eventually someone will discover that human beings originated in the swamps of the Amazon Jungle and then spread north and across the land bridge to asia,
Europe, and finally southeast Africa where they encountered these tiny little ape like creatures that they eventually slaughtered along with the equally dim witted cro magnons.
I am astonished that every review of this book doesn't give it absolutely the highest rating. The book is extraordinarily well-written and the subject matter will change any readers view of world history and discovery. The detail with which the author treats his subject can only cause the reader to conclude that he must be absolutely correct with respect to the fact that virtually the entire world had been explored by the Chinese Emperor's fleet well before Columbus, Magellan or Cook. The physical evidence of the maps carried by the great European explorers containing the information of the location of Caribbean islands and the Magellan Straits could only have been provided by prior explorers and only the Chinese had the capability and capacity to produce this information prior to the European explorations. The book is extraordinary and I've purchased multiple copies for friends and family.
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