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So You Want to Be an Explorer? by
Publication Date: 2005-09-08
So you want to be an explorer? What does it take, you ask? To find out, take a look at Judith St. George and David Small's witty collection of some of the best explorers the world has ever known.You know Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, but what about Mary Kingsley, who studied cannibals in Africa, or cowboy Jim White, who, by mistake, found Carlsbad Caverns? Full of boundless energy and illustrations you won't forget, this historical jaunt will inspire the explorer in all of us, young and old.
Explorers Who Got Lost by
Publication Date: 1992-10-15
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new land thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of. Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but when they found irrevocably changed the map of the world! Fast paced, exciting, full of facts and adventure,Explorers Who Got Lostprovides detailed information on the most influential explorers of the fifteenth century. The history, sociology and even the superstitions of the time along with dozens of drawings, maps, routes and diagrams of ships and navigational equipment are all included. You'll discover the new world as these famous explorers discovered it. You'll follow their routes, you'll experience their hardships, You'll learn all about these amazing heroes whose discoveries altered the face of the globe and changed the course of human history.
Around the World in a Hundred Years by
Publication Date: 1998-07-20
Jean Fritz brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers'from Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nu'ez de Balboa'who changed the map and left behind stories of adventure too good to miss.'Fritz approaches Athe salient facts? with playful irreverence; accordingly, the frequently traveled material can seem refreshingly new.' ? Publishers Weekly, starred review?AFritz? turns in a fast-paced narrative enriched and enlivened by fascinating stories and details of the sort that rarely appear in standard textbooks.' ? Kirkus Reviews, pointer review?No one is better than Jean Fritz at making history interesting as well as comprehensible.' ? The Horn BookJean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Anthony Bacon Venti lives in Rockland, Maine.
Lives of the Explorers by
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves,Lives of the Explorersreveals these fascinating adventurers as both world-changers and real people. The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of . . . series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world.