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Author Menzies, Gavin.

Title 1421 : the year China discovered America / Gavin Menzies.

Imprint New York, NY : William Morrow, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    910.41 MEN    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xix, 552 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Note "This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Transworld Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-536) and index.
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.
Subject Discoveries in geography -- Chinese.
Voyages around the world.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Chinese.
Added Title Year China discovered America
Fourteen twenty-one
ISBN 0060537639 : $27.95

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