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History's greatest voyages of exploration / Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.

Liulevicius, Vejas G., (author,, speaker.). Liulevicius, Vejas G. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author). Recorded Books, LLC. (Added Author).

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Homer Public Library GC-DVD 910.9 LIU 000161670 Great Courses -- Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501910524
  • ISBN: 1501910523
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF.
  • Edition: [PDF workbook version].
  • Publisher: [Chantilly, Virginia] : Teaching Company, [2015]
  • Distributor: Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Course no. 3962.
DVD; PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159).
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: The earliest explorers -- The scientific voyage of Pytheas the Greek -- St. Brendan--the travels of an Irish monk -- Xuanzang's journey to the West -- Leif Eriksson the Lucky -- Marco Polo and Sir John Mandeville -- Disc 2: Ibn Battuta--never the same route twice -- Portugal's great leap forward -- The enigmatic Christopher Columbus -- Magellan and the advent of globalization -- The ruthless ambition of the Conquistadors -- Henry Hudson : death on the ice -- disc 3: The Jesuits on a global mission -- Captain Cook maps the world -- Alexander von Humboldt--explorer genius -- Jefferson dispatches Lewis and Clark -- Sir John Franklin's epic disaster -- Ida Pfeiffer--Victorian extreme traveler -- disc 4: Japan discovers the West -- Dr. Livingstone and Mary Kingsley in Africa -- Arctic feats and fates -- Antarctic rivalries -- A deep-sea dive into the Mariana Trench -- The race to outer space.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Summary, etc.:
Presents 24 30-minute lectures discussing notable expeditions of exploration from premodern times to today, including the explorers who led them and these missions' varied and complex motivations.
Subject: Discoveries in geography.
Voyages and travels.
Explorers > History.
Discoveries in geography.
Explorers.
Voyages and travels.
Genre: History.