A Short History of Discovery: From the Earliest Times to the Founding of Colonies in the American Continent

A Short History of Discovery: From the Earliest Times to the Founding of Colonies in the American Continent

by Hendrik Willem van Loon
     
 

The inimitable style of Hendrik Willem van Loon, the renowned early-20th-century popularizer of all things historical, is at its best in this 1917 book for children. His language is more than merely simple and readable: he brings to life distant times and remote places with an enthusiasm that inspires.

The Greeks "lived in a beautiful land of sunshine and

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The inimitable style of Hendrik Willem van Loon, the renowned early-20th-century popularizer of all things historical, is at its best in this 1917 book for children. His language is more than merely simple and readable: he brings to life distant times and remote places with an enthusiasm that inspires.

The Greeks "lived in a beautiful land of sunshine and temples"; the Norse sailors "dared to leave the sight of land"; Columbus "was no chance explorer who hit upon his discoveries by luck." More than just an account of discovery, it encourages the reader to set out to discover more for himself, too. Fully illustrated with the author's sketches, maps, and color illustrations.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO CLASSICS: van Loon's The Fall of the Dutch Republic (1913), The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom (1915), The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators (1916), and Ancient Man (1920)

Dutch-American author, journalist and illustrator HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON (1882-1944) was the first winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal for outstanding American children's book for his The Story of Mankind. Acclaimed for his ability to depict history in a lively and entertaining manner for children and adults alike, he was a popular lecturer and radio personality, equally comfortable on informational programs and celebrity quiz shows.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596057999
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
09/19/2007
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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