Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit (Compact Disc)
From the author of The First Scientific American comes a witty, erudite, and colorful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet.
About the Author
Joyce E. Chaplin is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of History at Harvard University. She is the author of books including Subject Matter, Benjamin Franklin's Political Arithmetic, An Anxious Pursuit, and The First Scientific American, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Annibel Jenkins Prize of American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, her titles include Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts, and several Jayne Ann Krentz novels. Joyce lives in West Michigan.
Praise for Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit…
"Hardship, frolic, barnstorming, and spiritual enigma shape this scintillating history of round-the-world travel." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review