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Voyager's Tales

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ISBN-10: 1406515663

ISBN-13: 9781406515664

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Hakluyt

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By the 16th century English writer, famous for his Voyages, which provided William Shakespeare and others with material, and was a foundation for the travel literature genre.
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List price: $12.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Born in Herfordshire, English geographer and clergyman Richard Hakluyt devoted much of his life to preserving the records of all English voyages of discovery and promoting the advantages of exploring and settling North America. While still a schoolboy, Hakluyt visited the law offices of his cousin and saw a large display of geographical materials. He immediately became fascinated with geography. In time he pursued this interest at Oxford University, where later he lectured on geography. Hakluyt was also ordained in the ministry, which enabled him to earn a living while indulging his passion for geography. In 1582 Hakluyt published the first of his four major works, Divers Voyages Touching…