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Francis Drake and the Oceans of the World

Francis Drake and the Oceans of the World( )
Author: Crompton, Samuel Willard
Editor: Goetzmann, William H.
Series title:Explorers of New Lands Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7910-8615-5
Publication Date:Sep 2005
Publisher:Facts On File, Incorporated
Imprint:Chelsea House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.90
Book Description:

From 1577-1580, Drake led the second expedition to sail around the world. During his voyage he made several important discoveries: finding the tip of South America, disproving the theory of the Northwest Passage, and charting the North American Pacific coastline.

Author Biography
Crompton, Samuel Willard (Author)
William Goetzmann was born in 1931 in St. Paul Minnesota. He received his BA and PhD from Yale University. He also taught taught at Yale before going to the University of Texas at Austin to develop his American Studies program. He was a historian and emeritus professor in American studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He won the Parkman Prize and Pulitzer Prize for historians for his work on the American west. His written works are focused on the topics of American philosophy, American political history and American arts. He wrote Beyond the Revolution: A History of American Thought From Paine to Pragmatism in 2009.

Willaim Goetzmann died on September 7, 2010.

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