The Circumnavigators Club Annual Meeting will take place at
The Yale Club
Friday, May 31, 2013
at 12:00 noon.
Join us as we welcome guest speaker Joyce Chaplin, author of
Round About The Earth, Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Joyce E. Chaplin, a Harvard history professor who is also a marvelously engaging and witty writer, delivers the first popular, comprehensive account of the history of circumnavigation and how it has shaped the way we think about the Earth, the environment, and ourselves.
Prize-winning author of The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius and a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, Joyce Chaplin looks at the entire 500-year history of going around the world, from Magellan the Portuguese explorer to Magellan the GPS. She introduces us to brave, the crazy, and the inspired men and women who first took on the whole planet, whether by sail, steam, rail, bicycle, airplane, or spacecraft.
Along the way, she raises provocative questions and offers penetrating insights into this longest tradition of human activity done on a planetary scale, which elicited our oldest sense of planetary consciousness.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Luck to you!