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Williams, Glyndwr

Overview
Works: 97 works in 348 publications in 2 languages and 14,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Biography  Naval history  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Redactor
Classifications: G640, 910.916327
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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 ( )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of exploration containing over 100 color maps, historical background of each expedition, excerpts from journals, and diaries of early explorers
The British Atlantic empire before the American Revolution by Glyndwr Williams ( )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member 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
The expansion of Europe in the eighteenth century; overseas rivalry, discovery, and exploitation by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
19 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great South Sea : English voyages and encounters, 1570-1750 by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journeys of the great explorers Columbus to Cook by Glyndwr Williams ( )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member 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
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 695 WorldCat member 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
The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Cook's enduring claim to fame is that he redrew the map of the world in three extraordinary voyages over the Pacific, north and south. The news that reached London in 1780 of his death on a beach in Hawaii the previous year was shocking and the details of that bloody and chaotic fracas had to be turned into something nobler as befitted a martyr hero. This new interpretation of Cook's life and death by a great historian of marine exploration argues that the circumstances and reporting of his death are the key to his reputation. For many years he enjoyed unparalleled status as 'the pride of his century' and in the white settlements in the Pacific as 'father of the nation'. By contrast first in Hawaii and then in the postcolonial world a different view emerged of a destructive invader, as much anti-hero as the reverse. His progress from obscurity to fame and then, for some, to infamy, is a story that has never been fully told. -- Publisher description
The great map of mankind : perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment by P. J Marshall ( Book )
11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives of empire. Essays presented to Gerald S. Graham by John E Flint ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member 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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Commodore George Anson's attempts to seize a Spanish galleon on its yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila in 1740
Ruling Britannia : a political history of Britain 1688-1988 by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designed for first year students, this contains a continuous narrative thread together with analytical sections which often cross chronological boundaries. Topics range from the South Sea Bubble to relations abroad with America and Europe to trade unions and Thatcherism
Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration, 1787/1810 by Nigel Rigby ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The voyages of Captain Cook marked the end of early European voyages in the Pacific and launched a new era of scientific exploration and commercial and colonial exploitation. Introducing six of Cook's immediate successors in the 'Great South Sea', this book draws together accounts of their voyages with illustrations from a wide range of international sources."--BOOK JACKET
The British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 1926 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson Anson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1748 and 1974 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extracts from printed accounts, with related documents from British and Canadian archives. One appendix discusses the Fonte letter
Terra Australis to Australia ( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London correspondence inward from Sir George Simpson, 1841-42 by George Simpson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member 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
Voyages of delusion : the Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason by Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pacific empires : essays in honour of Glyndwr Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Williams, G. 1932-
Williams, G. (Glyndwr)
Williams, Glyn
Williams, Glyn 1932-
Williams, Glyn (Glyndwr)
Williams, Glyn (Glyndwr), 1932-
Williams, Glyn R.
Williams, Glyndwr.
ウィリアムズ, G
Languages
English (188)
French (1)
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