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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:   Print 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 9781405346900 1405346906
OCLC Number: 505422671
Notes: "Written by Alasdair Macleod"--T.p. verso. "Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 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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Brings you stories of great courage, spirit and endurance and opens your eyes to how these expeditions have shaped the course of human history. This title features the personal stories and accounts  Read more...

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