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    DescriptionThe story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses are among the greatest ancient epics, but are they merely nautical legends or true stories? Mauricio Obregon has combed through classical texts, focusing on the smallest details, and with his intimate knowledge of historical navigation, brilliantly reenacts the voyages the ancient heroes actually traveled. Using the clues embedded in these epic tales, Obregon deftly argues that many of the legends are not merely fiction, but are, quite possibly, true adventures.


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    Title
    Beyond the Edge of the Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mauricio Obregon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 122 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679783442
    ISBN 10: 067978344X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 910.9
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 910.92
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS051000
    DC22: 910/.92
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: G88.O27 20, G88 .O27 2002
    Thema V1.0: WT, NHB, NHC, RGR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    18 PHOTOS; 14 ILLUS; 13 MAPS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    21 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mauricio Obregón had a distinguished career as a scholar and sailor. He was a member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for six years. He retraced, under sail and by light plane, fourteen voyages of discovery, from the Argonauts to Magellan. He published a half dozen books, including The Caribbean As Columbus Saw It with coauthor Samuel Eliot Morison. He lived in Bogotá, where he died in 1998.
    Review quote
    "A charming and fascinating little book . . . Obregon takes us to the realm of the earliest sailors, prov[ing] himself as engaging a swabby as the best of them." "--The Philadelphia Inquirer" "An utterly elegant book, written with a poetic lilt." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "The book, which exudes an almost bewitching charm, lends itself to a wide readership interested in seafaring and its lore." --"Publishers Weekly"
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    The story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses are among the greatest ancient epics, but are they merely nautical legends or true stories? Mauricio Obregin has combed through classical texts, focusing on the smallest details, and with his intimate knowledge of historical navigation, brilliantly reenacts the voyages the ancient heroes actually traveled. Using the clues embedded in these epic tales, Obregin deftly argues that many of the legends are not merely fiction, but are, quite possibly, true adventures.