Peter Whitfield is an independent scholar and a leading expert in map history and exploration. He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London. His previous books include "The Image of the World "(1994), "The Mapping of the Heavens "(1995), "The Charting of the Oceans "(1996), "New Found Lands "(1998), "Landmarks in Western Science "(1999), "Astrology: A History "(2001), and "Sir Francis Drake "(2004).
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was one of the most influential presidents of the USA, uniting the country and abolishing slavery after a terrible civil war. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, his life and works are presented here in an easy introductory ...[SEE MORE]