Over the edge of the world : Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe

Laurence Bergreen.

In chronicling the landmark but ultimately fatal voyage undertaken by the Portuguese explorer to find a sea route to Indonesia's Spice Islands from 1519-21, the author of includes spicy details of the political intrigue and exotic sexual practices encountered. The book includes color plates and endpaper maps. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)



True Adventure TalesPosted August 8, 2011