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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Morrow, Oct 2003, 27.95, 458 pp. ISBN: 0066211735 provides a deep look at Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's sixteenth century quest that led to the first known navigation of the world. This journey is a pivotal point in how Europeans viewed the world as people realized that not only will one not fall off the globe, but that Europe is not the epicenter of the orb. Mr. Bergreen followed the ill-fated journey through what is now the Strai...