First Encounters

First Encounters

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A book of first contact moments drawn from over 500 years of human exploration, adventure and discovery. Divided into sections such as 'Fabled Encounters in the Old World', 'The Great Southern Ocean', 'Fateful Encounters in the Heart of Africa', and 'First Contact in the Twentieth Century', this is a book filled with historical moments that have become the stuff of controversy, myth and legend. Some of the most powerful moments in history occur when two peoples, two cultures, previously unknown to each other, come together for the first time.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 184 x 226 x 30mm | 898.11g
  • MURDOCH BOOKS
  • PIER 9
  • Millers Point, Australia
  • 1741961432
  • 9781741961430
  • 947,781

About Joseph Cummins

Joseph Cummins is the author of History's Great Untold Stories, History's Greatest Hits, Turn Around and Run Like Hell, Great Rivals in History, Cast Away and Eaten By A Giant Clam (April 2010) for Murdoch Books, as well as Anything for a Vote: A History of Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America's Presidential Elections (Quirk). He has also edited two anthologies for Lyon's Press, Cannibals: Shocking True Stories of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea (2002) and The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told (2001), and written a novel called The Snow Train (Akashic Books, 2001). He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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