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Voyages In Search of the North-West Passage By Richard Hakluyt
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Voyages In Search of the North-West Passage by Richard Hakluyt. As preface to Richard Hakluyt’s records of the first endeavour of our bold Elizabethan mariners to find North-West Passage to... More > the East, let me repeat here that old voyage of mine from No. 55 of “Household Words,” dated the 12th of April, 1851: The Phantom is fitted out for Arctic exploration, with instructions to find her way, by the north-west, to Behring Straits, and take the South Pole on her passage home. Just now we steer due north, and yonder is the coast of Norway. From that coast parted Hugh Willoughby, three hundred years ago; the first of our countrymen who wrought an ice-bound highway to Cathay. Two years afterwards his ships were found, in the haven of Arzina, in Lapland, by some Russian fishermen; near and about them Willoughby and his companions—seventy dead men.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters: Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Tells the story of how Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Persian explorers mapped ancient America's West Coast. Marco Polo’s daughters were among the women who altered the course of history. The... More > book reveals the story behind their incredible “Adventure Travel Shows.” Marco Polo was much more than just a traveling journalist who went to China in the 13th century. He was first-and-foremost a technological spy. Marco Polo's voyages covered coastal regions along the Northwest Passage of Canada and down the West Coast from Alaska to Peru. These were presented to the Italian women’s salons of the early Renaissance, where they played a significant role in the literacy and scientific training of young women. Marco Polo started the Northwest Passage Legend; and he brought the first firearms (the harquebus) back to Europe from China.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo was an eyewitness to the Asian discovery of the New World. The book is "New History" or real history that follows three Yuan Chinese voyages to ancient America. Marco Polo's New... More > World adventures were the subject of seminars that his daughters (Fantina, Bellela, and Moretta) gave to the women's salons of Italy. It was all part of a Literacy Training Program that featured real-life voyages to Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, the Pacific Northwest Coast, Mexico, and Peru. Marco wasn't just a traveling journalist, he was actually a field agent for the Polo Brothers' Spy Team. They brought back to Venice the first Chinese firearms, maps of the Northwest Passage, the Salish Sea, San Francisco, and King Solomon's Ophir. The author was asked by the Rossi Family to examine the maps and letters by Marco's daughters.< Less
Cruising in a Big Way By Richard Cook
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Have you ever seen a National Geographic article or television program on the whales, salmon, bears, or glaciers of the Pacific Northwest, and dreamed of seeing the beautiful coast of British... More > Columbia and Alaska for yourself? How about up close and personal, in your very own boat? In this book, we’ll describe how you could make that dream a reality, in a small (trailerable) boat.< Less
Cruising in a Big Way By Richard Cook
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Have you ever seen a National Geographic article or television program on the whales, salmon, bears, or glaciers of the Pacific Northwest, and dreamed of seeing the beautiful coast of British... More > Columbia and Alaska for yourself? How about up close and personal, in your very own boat? In this book, we’ll describe how you could make that dream a reality, in a small (trailerable) boat.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo led four secret expeditions to ancient America. The book is based on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. The old man told them stories about his voyages to... More > ancient America just before he died. Additional sources include authentic maps from the British Library and the Library of Congress. Marco sailde with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers. One expedition sailed along the seacoast of the Canadian Arctic from Alaska to Baffin Island. This was the origin of the Northwest Passage Legend. Chinese maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of the transpacific voyage of Francis Drake in 1578. Marco's maps enabled the Portuguese to beat the Spaniards in the race to the Spice Islands. Marco also brought back to Venice the first Chinese guns. He called the new weapon "the harquebus." This was the beginning of the modern Arms Race. Explorers also took appaloosa horses from the American Indians back to China in about 1300 AD.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo made four secret voyages to ancient America in the 13th and 14th centuries. The book is based largely on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. Before he... More > died, the old man told his daughters about his secret adventures. Marco sailed with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers on three voyages to America's West Coast. This was the very beginning of the Northwest Passage Legend. Marco's maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of an expedition by Francis Drake in 1578. Yuan Chinese voyages set the stage for Zheng He's worldwide explorations. Chinese took home appaloosa horses from the NW coast; and Marco took back to Venice the first guns. He called the gun "a harquebus." Marco was not just a journalist, he was a highly-trained espionage agent. Authenticity of the letters has been confirmed by a raciocarbon test and assessment of imbedded clues.< Less
DRUM DANCE By Bonnie Turner
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Seventeen-year-old David Jansson moves to an isolated fur-trading post at Gjoa Haven to live with his father, Per Jansson, manager for the Hudson’s Bay Company. David hasn't seen his dad for... More > five years, and the hot-tempered man he finds is not the gentle father he remembers—he has become a domineering, abusive alcoholic. A loving reunion between the two seems unlikely as father and son desire the same girl; the Inuit shaman ignores local customs and chooses the white youth for his apprentice; and Per hides a chilling family secret behind a bottle of rum. To escape an intolerable situation in a land where escape is nearly impossible, David stubbornly risks his life by underestimating the weather ... and his own heart. A young-adult coming-of-age novel with paranormal overtones, Drum Dance is set in Canada’s central Arctic in the late 1930s, in the same location where explorers froze to death searching for the Northwest Passage. (Teens/Adults)< Less
Commander Francis Drake & The West Coast Mysteries By Gunnar Thompson
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The author's discovery of Drake's "lost" navigational chart makes it possible to determine where he sailed along America's West Coast in 1579. We can now identify the location of a... More > settlement he called "New Albion." This was the first English colony in America. It marks the beginning of the British Empire. An ongoing feud between Drake and Q.Elizabeth can be traced to the Captain's desire to return to the Pacific in order to rescue shipmates he left behind. Elizabeth was furious that the natives had chosen Drake to be their new "King." Drake produced a map showing the West Coast within 15-degrees of its actual location. This level of perfection would not be exceeded for another two centuries. Drake's map and ship design were keys to the success of the Dutch East India Company.< Less
Commander Francis Drake & the West Coast Mysteries By Gunnar Thompson
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The author's discovery of Drake's "lost" navigational chart makes it possible to determine where he sailed along America's West Coast in 1579. We can now identify the location of a... More > settlement he called "New Albion." This was the first English colony in America. It marks the beginning of the British Empire. An ongoing feud between Drake and Q.Elizabeth can be traced to the Captain's desire to return to the Pacific in order to rescue shipmates he left behind. Elizabeth was furious that the natives had chosen Drake to be their new "King." Drake produced a map showing the West Coast within 15-degrees of its actual location. This level of perfection would not be exceeded for another two centuries. Drake's map and ship design were keys to the success of the Dutch East India Company.< Less