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Into the unknown : the story of exploration

Author: National Geographic Book Service.; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book chronicles that story from the first explorers to push back the edge of the known world. Today's explorers seek to understand the world we have now encompassed.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Geographic Book Service.; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 0870446959 9780870446955 0870446940 9780870446948
OCLC Number: 15281714
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Early Quests --
Pytheas --
To cross the seven seas --
Leif Eriksson and Clan --
Ferdinand Magellan --
The golden Americas --
Hernan Cortes --
By trail and stream --
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark --
West meets East --
Marco Polo --
Alexander David-Neel --
A sea so vast --
Robert O'Hara Burke, William John Willis --
Fatal Africa --
Samuel and Florence Baker --
The last wilderness --
Charles Darwin --
The call of the ice --
Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott --
Into the deeps --
William Beebe --
Out of the cradle --
Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Jr., Michael Collins.
Responsibility: [prepared by National Geographic Book Service].

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This book chronicles that story from the first explorers to push back the edge of the known world. Today's explorers seek to understand the world we have now encompassed.

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