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Great explorers

Author: Jim Pipe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just as the unknown regions of the world seized the imagination of the great explorers, so the exploits of those explorers continue to fascinate readers today. The book captures all the thrill of exploration; its fears, dangers and hardships; encounters with hostile landscapes and peoples, and the excitement of progress. All areas of the globe are included.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Pipe
ISBN: 9780199116782 0199116784
OCLC Number: 234296819
Notes: "Discovering the world."
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Why explore? --
First explorers --
Ancient explorers --
Africa; overview; Mungo Park; René-August Caillié; Burton and Speke; Livingston and Stanley; Mary Kingsley --
Asia; overview; Marco Polo; Ibn Battuta; Zheng He; Vasco de Gama; Nikolai Przewalski; Isabella Bird --
Oceania; overview; James Cook; Mathew Flinders; Ludwig Leichhardt; Burke and Wills --
North America; overview; Leif Ericsson; Christopher Columbus; Jacques Cartier; Samuel de Champlain; Daniel Boone; Lewis and Clark --
Central and South America; overview; Hernan Cortés; Francisco Pizarro; Franciso de Orellana; Alexander von Humboldt --
Polar regions; overview; Vitus Bering; John Franklin; Peary and Henson; Scott and Amundsen; Douglas Mawson; Ernest Shackleton --
Across the world; overview; Ferdinand Magellan --
Future frontiers; Ocean; Space --
British and Irish explorers.
Responsibility: Jim Pipe.

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Just as the unknown regions of the world seized the imagination of the great explorers, so the exploits of those explorers continue to fascinate readers today. The book captures all the thrill of exploration; its fears, dangers and hardships; encounters with hostile landscapes and peoples, and the excitement of progress. All areas of the globe are included.

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