Usborne Book of Explorers

Usborne Book of Explorers : From Columbus to Armstrong

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"The Usborne Book of Explorers" is about people who made daring journeys to unknown places. It begins with the remarkable adventures of travellers in ancient times, then looks at the fascinating exploits of medieval explorers like Marco Polo. The book goes on to describe the brave voyages of discovery of the 15th and 16th centuries and how they changed the way people viewed the world. As well as discussing in detail the lives and careers of the most famous explorers, it look at the activities of lesser-known figures. Dramatic accounts of intrepid polar explorers, mountaineers, and astronauts bring the book up to date.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 196 x 250 x 4mm | 180g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • charts, diagrams, photographs, illustrations
  • 0746005148
  • 9780746005149

Table of contents

Part 1 Africa: Ibn Battuta; the green sea of darkness; searching for the River Niger and Timbuktu; the source of the Nile; exploring the heart of Africa. Part 2 Asia: East goes west; Marco Polo; Vasco da Gama and the route to India; the search for the Northeast Passage. Part 3 Americas: the Vikings reach America; Christopher Columbus; Cortes; the hunt for the Northwest Passage; the building of new France; across the continent; scientists and dreamers. Part 4 Australasia: the quest for a southern continent; into the interior. Part 5 Arabia: the forbidden land. Part 6 Circumnavigation: around the world. Part 7 The poles: the race for the poles. Part 8 Mountains: the roof of the world. Part 9 Undersea: exploring the oceans. Part 10 Space: beyond the Earth; key dates in world exploration.show more

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