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The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester
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Jun 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, nonfiction, science

You do actually learn about the first map to use the name "America," but along the way there are so many other fascinating stories, about cartography, politics, education, religion, psychology, culture, and world exploration. I especially appreciated reading about how Western Europeans thought about their physical world, and how that changed as they traveled further and further.

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