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Whether their motivation was riches and fortune, easier routes for trade, or simply the hunger to explore a new world, these great explorer's discoveries changed the way we live today. Travel around the world with them and share in their adventures of discovery.
Provides an introduction to the life of fifteenth-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, whose travels helped map the modern world.
Provides an introduction to the life of sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who found a passage for ships to sail west from the Atlantic ...
Provides an introduction to the life of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes, who conquered the Aztec Empire of Mexico.
Provides an introduction to the life of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who played an important role in the history of Puerto Rico and ...
Describes the life, journey, and lasting impact upon world history of explorer Leif Eriksson.
Provides an introduction to the lives of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who played an important role in the history of the United States.
Provides an introduction to the life of the thirteenth-century Venetian explorer Marco Polo who traveled along the Silk Road to the court of Kublai Khan in ...
An introduction to the life of seventeenth-century French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, later known as Sieur de La Salle, who explored the Great Lakes and the ...
Provides an introduction to the life of fifteenth-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who strengthened his nation's power by expanding trade routes to ...
"This exciting series of great explorer biographies is sure to be a valuable resource for the social studies curriculum, as well as provide great reading of general interest for grades school students. Each simple, yet fascinating text begins by introducing the explorer through details of his most famous and exciting event, and then proceeds in succeeding chapters to cover the life of each explorer from birth to adulthood; adventures and explorations; battles and obstacles; and the impact of those discoveries on history and life today. The variety of illustrations with captions complement and emphasize facts presented in the text. These include a variety of drawings, photos, copies of famous artwork, and maps, which outline the paths of expeditions, locations of discoveries, and conquests. Fact boxes appear on nearly every two-page spread. At the conclusion of the text, a page of “Fast Facts” helps to summarize events; a timeline places the explorers’ discoveries in historical context with other explorers; and a glossary reinforces new words introduced in the text. There is a reading list and Internet site list. The FactHound.com Web site, which is very simple and user friendly, allows readers to further explore safe on-line information related to the text. This series is sure to create interest in early discoverers and explorers. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
October 1, 2004
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