The Great Navigation Secret of Vasco da Gama
HOW GAMA’S SHIPS CONQUERED THE SEAS IN 1497-1499 ON THE FIRST VOYAGE TO INDIA
de Claude L. Hulet
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In 1497 Vasco da Gama achieved the long-sought goal of Europeans to reach India by sea. Now for the first time,the technical mystery of how that epic sailing challenge was finally overcome,along with each of the principal phases of the heroic endeavor that put Europe and the Orient in direct contact by sea, is examined and explained in full navigational detail.