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The great explorers

Author: Piers Pennington
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each chapter covers an era of exploration - from the ancient world and the Middle Ages to the quest for the poles, as told through the careers of over fifty explorers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Marco Polo; Vasco da Gama; Christopher Columbus; Juan de la Cosa; Fernão de Magalhães; Hernán Cortés; Francisco Pizarro; Henry Hudson; Peter Stuyvesant; Samuel de Champlain; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; David Thompson; Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; John Charles Frémont; Charles-Marie de La Condamine; Alexander von Humboldt; Alfred Russel Wallace; Henry Walter Bates; Percy Harrison Fawcett; Matteo Ricci; Vitus Jonassen Bering; Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʹskiĭ; Charles Montagu Doughty; H St J B Philby; Mungo Park; René Caillié; Heinrich Barth; Richard Francis Burton, Sir; David Livingstone; Luis Vaez de Torres; Jan Pieterszoon Coen; Henry M Stanley; Abel Janszoon Tasman; James Cook; Matthew Flinders; Charles Sturt; James Clark Ross, Sir; Fridtjof Nansen; Robert Falcon Scott; Willem Barentsz; Willem Corneliszoon Schouten; Vilhjalmur Stefansson; Robert E Peary; Roald Amundsen; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Pennington
ISBN: 0871964112 9780871964113
OCLC Number: 5101603
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Piers Pennington ; [editor, Mitzi Bales].

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Each chapter covers an era of exploration - from the ancient world and the Middle Ages to the quest for the poles, as told through the careers of over fifty explorers.

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