Contributor biographical information for The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the Earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name / Toby Lester.


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Toby Lester is a contributing editor to and has written for The Atlantic on subjects that include the sociology of new religions, the attempt to reconstruct ancient Greek music, the struggle to change alphabets in Azerbaijan, and the chance harmonies of everyday sounds. His work has also been featured on the radio show This American Life. This is his first book.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
America -- Maps -- History.
America -- Name.
Waldseemčuller, Martin, -- 1470-1521?
World maps -- History.
Cartography -- History.
Voyages and travels -- History -- To 1500.
Discoveries in geography -- History -- To 1500.
Paris, Matthew, -- 1200-1259.
Polo, Marco, -- 1254-1323?
Travelers' writings, European.