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The Usborne book of explorers

Author: Felicity Everett; Struan Reid; Peter Dennis
Publisher: Tulsa, OK : EDC Pub., [1994?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents information about people who made daring journeys to unknown places from ancient times to the 16th century.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Everett; Struan Reid; Peter Dennis
ISBN: 088110504X 9780881105049 0746005148 9780746005149
OCLC Number: 32039976
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 47 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Africa --
Ibn Battuta --
The Green Sea of Darkness --
Searching for the River Niger and Timbuktu --
The source of the Nile --
Exploring the heart of Africa --
II. Asia --
East goes west --
Marco Polo --
Vasco da Gama and the route to India --
The search for the Northeast Passage --
III. Americas --
The Vikings reach America --
Christopher Columbus --
Cortes --
The hunt for the Northwest Passage --
The building of New France --
Across the continent --
Scientists and dreamers --
IV. Australasia --
The quest for a southern continent --
Into the interior --
V. Arabia --
The forbidden land --
VI. Circumnavigation --
Around the world --
VII. The poles --
The race for the Poles --
VIII. Mountains --
The roof of the world --
IX. Undersea --
Exploring the oceans --
X. Space --
Beyond the Earth --
Key dates in world exploration.
Responsibility: Felicity Everett and Struan Reid.

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Presents information about people who made daring journeys to unknown places from ancient times to the 16th century.

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