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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
  • One thousand four hundred twenty-one
  • Fourteen twenty-one
  • Year China discovered America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China "to the ends of the earth". When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that the Chinese had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. They had colonized America before the Europeans and had transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world
Cataloging source
FJD
Dewey number
910/.951/09024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M456 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by: Transworld Publishers. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chinese nomenclature -- Introduction -- I. Imperial China. The emperor's grand plan ; A thunderbolt strikes ; The fleet sets 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 -- Portugal inherits the crown. Where the earth end ; Colonizing the new world ; On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue: The Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendices. Chinese circumnavigation of the world 1421-3: synopsis of evidence ; The determination of longitude
Control code
ocn233023442
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
649 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061564895
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233023442
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by: Transworld Publishers. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chinese nomenclature -- Introduction -- I. Imperial China. The emperor's grand plan ; A thunderbolt strikes ; The fleet sets 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 -- Portugal inherits the crown. Where the earth end ; Colonizing the new world ; On the shoulders of giants -- Epilogue: The Chinese legacy -- Postscript -- Appendices. Chinese circumnavigation of the world 1421-3: synopsis of evidence ; The determination of longitude
Control code
ocn233023442
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
649 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061564895
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233023442

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