Journeys of the Great Explorers

Journeys of the Great Explorers

by Rosemary Burton, Richard Cavendish, Bernard Stonehouse
     
 
What is an explorer? What drives someone to go into the unknown? Certainly courage, determination, a restless energy and exceptional leadership qualities, often coupled with a streak of ruthlessness, egoism, recklessness and a generous quota of luck. What the explorers in this book have in common most of all, perhaps, is an obsessive curiosity and an inner

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What is an explorer? What drives someone to go into the unknown? Certainly courage, determination, a restless energy and exceptional leadership qualities, often coupled with a streak of ruthlessness, egoism, recklessness and a generous quota of luck. What the explorers in this book have in common most of all, perhaps, is an obsessive curiosity and an inner conviction.Arranged in chronological order, this book tells the stories of 30 of the most famous names in the history of exploration. Each journey is plotted on a specially drawn map and illustrated with photographs, paintings, drawings and engravings - both modern and archival.

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A brief run through a list of the best-known explorers, some maps, good color photos of artifacts, the scenery, period prints and books, a bit of text, and on to the next man. Has all the appearance of a book made for the remainder tables. May be of some use in elementary school. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816028405
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.97(h) x 0.88(d)

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