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Columbus & the Renaissance Explorers

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A comprehensive, informative, and highly readable introduction to the world of Columbus and the Renaissance explorers.

Over 100 beautiful color images and illustrations bring the world of Columbus and the Renaissance explorers back to life, keeping you hooked until you reach the end of the book.

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Overview

A comprehensive, informative, and highly readable introduction to the world of Columbus and the Renaissance explorers.

Over 100 beautiful color images and illustrations bring the world of Columbus and the Renaissance explorers back to life, keeping you hooked until you reach the end of the book.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The familiar rhyme says that "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" but in reality the story is far more complicated. The Italian Christopher Columbus made four voyages to the New World, served as a rather incompetent colonial governor, and was arrested by the Spanish government. Beyond these issues, Columbus was but one of a number of Renaissance explorers who came to the New World hoping to find a pathway to riches. Sadly, in most cases those voyages of exploration resulted in death to the fortune hunters and devastation to the native peoples whom they "discovered." In this volume of the illustrated "The History of Exploration" series, youngsters will encounter not only Columbus but also several other explorers of that Age of Discovery. In each case the author of this informative book provides a brief contextual highlight and enriches that content with bits and pieces of related information and fascinating detail. In the end, readers come away with an intriguing knowledge base and revealing historical anecdotes that amplify their understanding of both Columbus and the age in which he lived. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The familiar rhyme says that "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" but in reality the story is far more complicated. The Italian Christopher Columbus made four voyages to the New World, served as a rather incompetent colonial governor, and was arrested by the Spanish government. Beyond these issues, Columbus was but one of a number of Renaissance explorers who came to the New World hoping to find a pathway to riches. Sadly, in most cases those voyages of exploration resulted in death to the fortune hunters and devastation to the native peoples whom they "discovered." In this volume of the illustrated "The History of Exploration" series, youngsters will encounter not only Columbus but also several other explorers of that Age of Discovery. In each case the author of this informative book provides a brief contextual highlight and enriches that content with bits and pieces of related information and fascinating detail. In the end, readers come away with an intriguing knowledge base and revealing historical anecdotes that amplify their understanding of both Columbus and the age in which he lived. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848983052
  • Publisher: Newforest Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: The History of Exploration Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Voyages of Columbus 4

Introduction 6

The Medieval View of the World 8

Columbus 10

The Court of Ferdinand & Isabella 12

Columbus's Fist Voyage 14

Columbus's Later Voyages... 16

Ships & Sailing 20

Navigation 22

Life on Board 24

Voyages to North America 26

The Exploration of Africa 30

India & The Indian Ocean 34

Around Russia-The Northeast Passage... 38

Renaissance & Other Explorers 40

Did You Know? 42

Glossary 44

Further Reading & Websites 46

Index 47

Acknowledgments 48

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