The excerpts in this book range from straightforward historical accounts to fine literary expressions of the adventurous times. It embraces three outstanding feats-the opening of the ocean routes, the colonization of Brazil, and the spreading of Christianity abroad. Includes an excerpt from Fernando Mendes Pinto’s Peregrination-without doubt one of the greatest travel books ever written. London, England, 2000 Phoenix Press, Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., 2nd Ed., 360 Pgs., 5&1/2 x 8&1/2, Trade PB. Published at $ 16.95.