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Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800
     

Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800

by Tom Smith, Maurice Isserman (Editor), John S. Bowman (Editor), Maurice Isserman (Editor), John S. Bowman (Editor)
 

In 1492, Christopher Columbus returned from his westward voyage with a new discovery: the islands of present-day Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Hoping to find gold, Spanish authorities launched a number of exploratory missions in the region. Men like Hernán Cortás ruthlessly pushed into Mexico and surveyed the land, but also destroyed the

Overview

In 1492, Christopher Columbus returned from his westward voyage with a new discovery: the islands of present-day Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Hoping to find gold, Spanish authorities launched a number of exploratory missions in the region. Men like Hernán Cortás ruthlessly pushed into Mexico and surveyed the land, but also destroyed the great Aztec Empire. Other expeditions, undertaken by such explorers as Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Hernando de Soto, and George Vancouver, also changed the lives of the various indigenous peoples of the Americas, as new diseases, crops, and products were introduced to both hemispheres.

From the expeditions of the ancient world to the future of space exploration in the twenty-first century, Discovery & Exploration conveys the wonders, dangers, and excitement of exploring the unknown. From the earliest explorations to today, first-hand accounts of incidents, climate, and civilizations set the stage for a gripping narrative about key events in world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816052622
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Discovery and Exploration Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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