A Companion to the History of the Book

From the early Sumerian clay pill via to the emergence of the digital textual content, this "Companion" offers a continual and coherent account of the heritage of the e-book. uses illustrative examples and case reports of recognized texts Written by means of a gaggle of professional individuals Covers topical debates, comparable to the character of censorship and the way forward for the e-book

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The Admiralty ordered that Byron sail through the Magellan Strait after Anson’s difficulties rounding Cape Horn, which resulted in important surveying. 1057/9780230101210 - A History of the British Presence in Chile, William Edmundson 28 A History of the British Presence in Chile Tamar, only the Dolphin, captained by Philip Carteret, returned to England. The Tamar developed rudder problems and ended its voyage in Antigua. Byron searched for survivors of the wreck of the Wager in the Guayanecos Islands, allegedly finding children with blue eyes and fair hair.

The most famous of the clippers was the Cutty Sark, which regularly sailed to Australia from Britain in under eighty days. However, the fastest passage from Britain to Australia, rounding Cape Horn, was made by the Thermopylae in 1868–1869 in a voyage of sixty-one days, London to Melbourne. From around 1890 to the 1930s, spanning the opening of the Panama Canal, the windjammer came into being—a steel-built square-rigger with between three and five masts—which competed side by side with the steam ships.

Nevertheless, a new map of the strait resulted from the voyage. Shortly after Wallis’s return, Lieutenant James Cook embarked on what would be his first circumnavigation. He left England on HMS Endeavour in August 1768, and returned in July 1771. This voyage had a scientific objective: sponsored by the Royal Society of London, Cook was to observe the passage of the planet Venus over the sun, so as to measure the distance from the Earth to Venus. 1057/9780230101210 - A History of the British Presence in Chile, William Edmundson Explorers by Sea 29 phenomenon that could only be observed from one of the islands in the southern Pacific—and the island chosen was Otaheite.

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