The Resource 1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

Label
1421 : the year China discovered America
Title
1421
Title remainder
the year China discovered America
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
  • One thousand four hundred twenty-one
  • Fourteen twenty-one
  • Year China discovered America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also concealed was how the Chinese colonized America before the Europeans and transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world. Unveiling incontrovertible evidence of these astonishing voyages, 1421 rewrites our understanding of history. Our knowledge of world exploration as it has been commonly accepted for centuries must now be reconceived due to this landmark work of historical investigation
Cataloging source
FJD
Dewey number
910.951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M456 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
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1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by: Transworld Publishers. 2002
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
12641491
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
649 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061564895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061564895
  • (eLGAR).b23100345
  • (OCoLC)233023442
  • (Nz)12641491

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