By John Dunmore

Early Europeans could have believed the area was once flat, yet via the center a while there has been frequent popularity that it was once, actually, a globe. What remained a secret, despite the fact that, used to be what lay at the "other side". the assumption in an enormous southern continent went again centuries, and lots of expeditions got down to locate it, occasionally looking for wealth, occasionally to transform its population to Christianity. this can be the tale of the voyages into this nice unknown, by means of the chinese language and early americans, the Dutch, Spanish, French and English, it recounts the exploits of pirates and scientists, and what bring about the debunking of many myths, from the sunken nice Southern Continent, to the concept that within the "antipodes", humans walked upside down.

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