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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Laurence Bergreen

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Of all the weapons the Europeans brought to the Pacific, guns included, none was more powerful and more capable of effecting lasting change than written language.”

“Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface. Our planet has been misnamed; it is the ocean planet.”

“Magellan's thirst for glory, under cover of religious zeal, led him fatally astray.”

“The next day, Magellan gave the order to weigh anchor. The ships fired a salvo of cannon that reverberated among the splendid dark green mountains, gray ravines, and azure glaciers of the strait, and the armada set sail once again, heading west, always west.”

“City of Gold. City of Water. City of Faiths. " Quien no ha visto Sevilla, " runs a saying, " no ha visto maravilla ".”

“would be “captured and killed” that very night.”

“would be coming along with them in one of the ships.”

“wonders of Renaissance technology, and the product of thousands of hours of labor by skilled artisans working at their specialized trades.”

“without the Pacific Ocean to inform his calculations, the estimated length of his route came to only half the actual distance.”

“wine, hardtack, and water, to say nothing of the freshly caught sea elephants.”

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Book Keywords:

oceans, spain, magellan, seville, planet-earth

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