Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Circumnavigators Club Palm Beach Chapter invite you to join us for lunch on Monday, December 7th 2015 to hear Harvard Professor Joyce E. Chaplin speak on the book "Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit"
Capt. Jack Veasy, President, P.O. Box 3223, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Invite you to Join us for Lunch
Monday, December 7th 2015
To hear Harvard Professor Joyce E. Chaplin speak on
Round About the Earth:
Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
In this first full history of around the world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. For almost 500 years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the earth by sail, steam or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying or going into orbit; even by using their own bodily power. Round About the Earth is a witty, erudite and colorful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to encircle the planet.
Joyce E. Chaplin (PhD and MA Johns Hopkins, BA Northwestern) is Harvard’s James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History. A former Fulbright Scholar, she has taught at five different universities on two continents, an island and on the Atlantic Ocean. An award-winning author, her works include The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006). She is the editor of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography: A Norton Critical Edition (2012). Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books and the Wall Street Journal.
|Date:||Monday, December 7, 2015|
|Place:||Marriott Hotel, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. WPB|
Please send your reservation, list of guests and check payable to
“Circumnavigator’s Club,” 4500 Sherwood Forest Dr. Delray Beach, FL 33445
Daniel O’Connell, Loeb Fellow, Chairman