Shores of Knowledge
New World Discoveries and the Scientific ImaginationBook - 2013
Recounts the triumphs and mishaps of Columbus and other explorers, following the naturalists--both famous and obscure--whose investigations of the world's fauna and flora fueled the rise of science and technology that propelled Western Europe towards modernity.
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,, 
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm