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Explorers : great tales of adventure and endurance

Author: Alasdair Macleod; Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain); Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: London ; New York : DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A lavish visual survey of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Macleod; Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain); Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 9780756667375 0756667372
OCLC Number: 505422671
Notes: "Written by Alasdair Macleod" -- t.p. verso. "Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 31 cm.
Contents: The early explorers. Expanding the ancient world ; Trade and diplomacy ; In search of new land ; Exploring the Buddhist world --
Trade and discovery. Tales of Asia ; Exploring the Muslim world ; A route around Africa ; A new world to some --
Conquest and colonization. Cruel conquistadors ; Northern alliances ; Sailing around the world ; Into the Pacific --
Filling in the gaps. Mapping the land ; Into Africa ; Spreading the faith ; Understanding others --
Reaching for extremes. Exploring for science ; To the ends of the earth ; Exploring the deep ; Into the solar system.
Responsibility: Royal Geographical Society ; [written by Alasdair Macleod].

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A lavish visual survey of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.

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