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Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air

Author: Stewart Ross; Stephen Biesty
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First U.S. paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examines eleven of the greatest explorers and expeditions in history and explains the impact they had on people's perception of the world, in a book with unfolding cross sections.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Ross; Stephen Biesty
ISBN: 076366992X 9780763669928
OCLC Number: 852457551
Description: 85 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: To the frozen North. Pytheas the Greek sails to Ultima Thule, around 340 BC --
The mystery of Vinland. Leif Eriksson reaches the coast of America, AD 1003 --
Riding the silk road. Marco Polo's adventures in Asia, 1271-1274 --
From China to India. Zheng He's treasure fleet crosses the Western sea, 1405-1407 --
Right around the world. Searching for spice with Christopher Columbus & Ferdinand Magellan, 1492-1522 --
A Southern continent? James Cook maps the Pacific Ocean, 1768-1771 --
Inside Africa. Steaming upriver with David Livingstone, 1858-1864, and Mary Kingsley, 1895 --
Over the North Pole. Umberto Nobile flies across the Arctic, 1928 --
Above and below. The Piccards soar to the stratosphere and plunge to the Mariana Trench, 1932-1960 --
On the roof of the world. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary scale Mount Everest, 1953 --
Man on the moon. Apollo 11 rockets into space, 1969.
Responsibility: Stewart Ross ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty.

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Examines eleven of the greatest explorers and expeditions in history and explains the impact they had on people's perception of the world, in a book with unfolding cross sections.

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