Most widely held works by Glyndwr Williams
The atlas of North American exploration : from the Norse voyages to the race to the pole by William H Goetzmann ( )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
Atlas of exploration containing over 100 color maps, historical background of each expedition, excerpts from journals, and diaries of early explorers.
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.
Journeys of the great explorers Columbus to Cook by Glyndwr Williams ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Examines the period of exploration from the late 15th century through the 18th century, covering the voyages of Columbus, da Gama, Magellan, Drake, Dampier, Bering, and Cook.
The great South Sea : English voyages and encounters, 1570-1750 by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
The expansion of Europe in the eighteenth century; overseas rivalry, discovery, and exploitation by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Voyages of delusion : the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
The eighteenth century--the Age of Reason--was characterized by determined attempts by philosophers, scientists, and political theorists to dispel myth, superstition, and ignorance. But the Age of Reason also witnessed some of the most irrational and vainglorious attempts by sailors and speculators to find a navigable Northwest Passage that would lead through the icy seas of the Arctic from Hudson Bay to the wealth of the Pacific Ocean. Lured by the promise of fame and riches, men endured paralyzing cold, malnutrition, and terrifying storms. Many lives and fortunes were lost in the quest for the elusive "maritime philosopher's stone." Glyn Williams describes the adventures and mishaps of these misguided expeditions.
Perspectives of empire. Essays presented to Gerald S. Graham ( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
The prize of all the oceans : the dramatic true story of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleon by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Commodore George Anson's attempts to seize a Spanish galleon on its yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila in 1740.
The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Ruling Britannia : a political history of Britain 1688-1988 by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The great map of mankind : perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment by P. J Marshall ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
The British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
9 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747 ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration, 1787/1810 by Nigel Rigby ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Terra Australis to Australia ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson Anson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1748 and 1974 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
London correspondence inward from Sir George Simpson, 1841-42 by George Simpson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Letters related to administration of the Hudson's Bay Company and to Simpson's round-the-world trip which took him through Siberia.
Andrew Graham's observations on Hudson's Bay, 1767-91 by Andrew Graham ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Observations, based on 25 years experience, on natural history, natives and trade of Hudson's Bay. Biographical sketch of Graham and history of Thomas Hutchin's plagarism of his work included.
Pacific empires : essays in honour of Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Anson, George Anson,--Baron,--1697-1762 Arctic Ocean--Northwest Passage Arctic Regions Atlantic Ocean Region Audiobooks Australia Biography British British--Foreign countries Canada--Canadian Northwest Centurion (Ship) Colonies Cook, James,--1728-1779 Discoveries in geography Discovery and exploration, British Early works Enlightenment Europe Explorers Furnace (Ship) Fur trade Graham, Gerald Sandford,--1903- Great Britain History Hudson's Bay Company Hudson Bay Hudson Bay Region Indians of North America Intellectual life International relations Inuit Maps Middleton, Christopher,--d. 1770 Natural history Naval history North America North America--Northwest Coast of North America Oceania Oregon Pacific Area Pacific Ocean Political science Records and correspondence Simpson, George,--Sir,--1786 or 7-1860 Sources South America--Pacific Coast Travel United States Voyages and travels Voyages around the world
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