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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

By: Appleby, Joyce

Price: $6.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393239515

ISBN: 0393239519

Condition: USED


When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers, and bits of gold. Inspired by the promise of riches, countless seafarers poured out of the Iberian Peninsula and wider Europe in search of spices, treasure, and land. Many returned with strange tales of the New World. Curiosity began to percolate through Europe as the New World's people, animals, and plants ruptured prior assumptions about the biblical description of creation. The Church, long fearful of challenges to its authority, could no longer su... View more info