Joyce E. Chaplin

Joyce E. Chaplin is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of History at Harvard University. She is the author of four previous books of nonfiction, including The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Science and Technology Category), and winner of the Annibel Jenkins Prize of American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

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Round About the Earth

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500-year history of circumnavigation in 3 minutes

From Magellan to Sputnik, a Harvard professor's witty and erudite account of the history of circumnavigation.

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