Journeys of the Great Explorers By Rosemary Burton
Journeys of the Great Explorers
by Rosemary Burton
Arranged in chronological order, this book tells the stories of 30 of the most celebrated names in the history of exploration. Each journey is mapped and illustrated, and brief biographical notes summarize the life of each explorer. Quotations provide insights into their thoughts and feelings.
Time chart; Alexander the Great; Pytheas; Erik the Red and his family; Asia - Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta; North and Central America - Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernan Cortes; South America - Francisco Pizarro, Sieur de la Salle; Australasia and the Pacific - William Dampier, Captain James Cook, Alexander von Humboldt; naturalists and plant hunters - Lewis and Clark, Sir John Franklin, Ludwig Leichhardt; Africa - Burton and Speke, David Livingstone, Burke and Wills; pioneer women travellers - Mary Kingsley, Fridtjof Nansen, Sven Hedin; the polar regions - Robert Peary, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, Freya Stark, Thor Heyerdahl, Hillary and Tenzing; space.
Journeys of the Great Explorers by Rosemary Burton
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