Round about the earth chaplin joyce e. Round About the Earth eBook by Joyce E. Chaplin 2019-01-30

Round about the earth chaplin joyce e Rating: 8,6/10 920 reviews

‘Round About the Earth,’ by Joyce E. Chaplin

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

Starting with the early European maritime explorers and working through to our orbital age, she describes the different methods we humans have used to get around the globe, noting the many firsts -- first non-Westerner, first woman, first animal, first east-to-west, first west-to-east, first person to do it twice, first by bicycle, first by balloon, etc. When sea travel became safer, people like Charles Darwin made the journey, as well as some notable women like Lady Brassey. For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, or going into orbit; even by using their own bodily power. Not much later, Sputnik, Gagarin, and Glenn pioneered a new kind of circumnavigation— in orbit. Finally humans took to the skies to circle the globe in airplanes.

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Round About the Earth

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

Finally humans took to the skies to circle the globe in airplanes. Along the way Chaplin talks about the geopolitics that made such trips easier and how the Earth is always bigger and more complex than any navigator can ever imaging. A fun and interesting account of humanity getting to know our home by going around it. Chaplin's overlong and underdrawn tome is ambitious in scope, to her credit, but the result bogs down the narrative. Imprecise maps, unknown shores, intrepid commanders. Newspapers sponsored racing contests, and people sought ways to distinguish themselves-by bicycling around the world, for instance, or by sailing solo. Starting with Ferdinand Magellan's dangerous voyage, Joyce Chaplin takes us on a trip of our own as we travel with Francis Drake, William Dampier, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, and James Cook.

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round about the earth chaplin joyce e

Bought this book to first read then give to my parents as they have circumnavigated the world twice on cruise ships. Chaplin's overlong and underdrawn tome is ambitious in scope, to her credit, but the result bogs down the narrative. We invited to consider Phileas Fogg's carbon footprint; various in fact most circumnavigation efforts are criticized for not being diverse. She can be welcomed home with garlands. Later chapters about balloons, aircraft and hardy souls on foot, bicycle or motorbike are interesting if not as dramatic. Special capsules and spacesuits had to be invented to protect astronauts from the killing vacuum of outer space.

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Full Synopsis For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circu Highly acclaimed, this first full history of around-the-world travel by Joyce E. Airplanes just made things worse. Did she, like them, really appreciate what she was getting into when she set sail to track the adventures of the circumnavigators by sail, steam, and spaceship over 500 years? Throughout her witty, highly readable chronicle of real-life adventurers, Chaplin pays tribute to these globe-trotters and to authors like Defoe, Coleridge, Poe, Twain, London and DeLillo, who have mined the idea of circumnavigation for its dramatic possibilities. Newspapers sponsored racing contests, and people sought ways to distinguish themselves—by bicycling around the world, for instance, or by sailing solo. Fascinating subject, hobbled by the academic perspective of the author; it resembles the ships years before copper-sheathed hulls--loaded with barnacles.

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ROUND ABOUT THE EARTH by Joyce E. Chaplin

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

Overall, an entertaining read, but the author was far too interested in her agenda of climate change and man's brutality against the planet. Eventually sea travel grew much safer and passengers came on board. Chaplin's greatest feat is convincingly demonstrating that circumnavigation is not just a series of dates, death tallies and speed records… In the present day, that sense of collective, global history is more urgent than ever. It brings together many stories of 500 years of circling the globe--and sources with which to do further research. There are also now a fair number of people who can make the claim that they have circumnavigated this globe. Eventually sea travel grew much safer and passengers came on board. Chaplin makes interesting points about the changes that have come over not just the circumnavigators themselves, but what they expect of the cultures they encounter - and how these cultures view the world traveler.

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‘Round About the Earth,’ by Joyce E. Chaplin

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

The low-gravity atrophy of muscle and bone became a kind of minor scurvy of space travel. Her own formulatio Fascinating subject, hobbled by the academic perspective of the author; it resembles the ships years before copper-sheathed hulls--loaded with barnacles. Once continental railroads were built, circumnavigators could traverse sea and land. As sea travel grew much safer and passengers came on board, circumnavigation became a fad, as captured in Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Round About the Earth is the perfect book for someone who likes both history and travel. Here again, half the challenge was keeping the body alive during the trip.

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‘Round About the Earth,’ by Joyce E. Chaplin

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

These barnacles are the anachronistic preoccupations of today's academic left a redundancy perhaps. Round About the Earth is itself a thrilling adventure. We invited to consider Phileas Fogg's carbon footprint; various in fact most circumnavigation efforts are criticized for not being diverse. But that's right up my alley and I loved it! A welcome, unique addition to our travel literature. Not much later, Sputnik, Gagarin, and Glenn pioneered a new kind of circumnavigation— in orbit.

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‘Round About the Earth,’ by Joyce E. Chaplin

round about the earth chaplin joyce e

Positive ratings and reviews help bring Ben Franklin's World to the attention of other history lovers who may not be aware of our show. Frankly, it is a book written for fans of the history channel, not for fans of history. This is a big book. In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Send me an , , or leave a comment. Did she, like them, really appreciate what she was getting into when she set sail to track the adventures of the circumnavigators by sail, steam, and spaceship over 500 years? The risks for Chaplin, as the first complete chronicler of the globe-circlers, were that she would either get becalmed in a Pacific ocean of research, or lose the narrative thread in unloading all her plunder. The planet we encircle and embrace is our only home in the cosmos.

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