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The Resource 1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

Label
1421 : the year China discovered America
Title
1421
Title remainder
the year China discovered America
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
  • Year China discovered America
  • Fourteen twenty-one
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that the Chinese discovered America and established colonies there before Columbus and that European explorers such as Magellan and Cook "discovered" new lands using pre-existing Chinese maps
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169985
Cataloging source
CO2
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Menzies, Gavin
Dewey number
910.951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Voyages around the world
  • China
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the year China discovered America
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Imperial China. The Emperor's grand plan -- A thunderbolt strikes -- The fleets set sail -- II. The guiding stars. Rounding the Cape -- The New World -- III. The voyage of Hong Bao. Voyage to Antarctica and Australia -- IV. The voyage of Zhou Man. Australia -- The Barrier Reef and the Spice Islands -- The first colony in the Americas -- Colonies in Central America -- V. The voyage of Zhou Wen. Satan's Island -- The treasure fleet runs aground -- Settlement in North America -- Expedition to the North Pole -- VI. The voyage of Yang Qing. Solving the riddle -- VII. Portugal inherits the crown. Where the Earth ends -- Colonizing the New World -- On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue : the Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendix 1. Chinese circumnavigation of the world, 1421-3 : index of supporting evidence -- Appendix 2. Eyewitness diaries -- Appendix 3. Key charts describing the first navigation of the world -- Appendix 4. The determination of longitude by the Chinese in the early fifteenth century
Control code
2214133
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060537630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51318605
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Imperial China. The Emperor's grand plan -- A thunderbolt strikes -- The fleets set sail -- II. The guiding stars. Rounding the Cape -- The New World -- III. The voyage of Hong Bao. Voyage to Antarctica and Australia -- IV. The voyage of Zhou Man. Australia -- The Barrier Reef and the Spice Islands -- The first colony in the Americas -- Colonies in Central America -- V. The voyage of Zhou Wen. Satan's Island -- The treasure fleet runs aground -- Settlement in North America -- Expedition to the North Pole -- VI. The voyage of Yang Qing. Solving the riddle -- VII. Portugal inherits the crown. Where the Earth ends -- Colonizing the New World -- On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue : the Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendix 1. Chinese circumnavigation of the world, 1421-3 : index of supporting evidence -- Appendix 2. Eyewitness diaries -- Appendix 3. Key charts describing the first navigation of the world -- Appendix 4. The determination of longitude by the Chinese in the early fifteenth century
Control code
2214133
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060537630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51318605

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