The Log of Christopher Columbus
International Marine Publishing Company, 1987 - 252 páginas
This Quincentenary tribute combines scholarship and an ear for the vernacular to create an accurate and deeply moving rendition of Columbus's original log. Features detailed notes, handsome drawings, woodcuts, and photographs, plus authentic charts fromColumbus's time. "One of the year's most attractive books ".--Newsweek. 117 illustrations.
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In dead reckoning the mariner keeps careful account of his direction by compass , speed through the water , direction and strength of winds , and perhaps leeway , the downwind skid caused by wind pressure on the hull and rigging .
Martín Alonso Pinzón continues to urge me to look for land to the north , which he says he saw . According to my charts there are islands in that direction , and also to the south , and I am sailing between them .
We then went with bare masts on account of the fury of the wind and sea , which rolled over us in two directions . ... the wind appeared to raise the ship in the air , with the water from the sky and the lightning in every direction .
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THE LOG OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: The First Voyage: Spring, Summer and Fall 1492Crítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
As he did with his sampling of Thoreau's Walden (1990), Lowe gives a careful introduction to these brief excerpts and is scrupulous in using ellipses; but while each entry here is dated, these ... Leer comentario completo
Native American Higher Education in the United States
Cary Michael Carney
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