Juan Ponce de Leon and His Lands of Discovery

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He explored Puerto Rico, and claimed Florida for the King of Spain. He was among the greatest of the many adventurers who crossed the Atlantic in the sixteenth century. Juan Ponce de Leon's life story is a tale of danger and discovery, victory and defeat. In this one man, an entire world came together, a world of bold conquest marred by tragedy. Ponce de Leon sailed the seas, fought Muslims and Indians, and founded some of the first settlements in the Americas. In the end, he died as he had lived-caught up in the...
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Overview

He explored Puerto Rico, and claimed Florida for the King of Spain. He was among the greatest of the many adventurers who crossed the Atlantic in the sixteenth century. Juan Ponce de Leon's life story is a tale of danger and discovery, victory and defeat. In this one man, an entire world came together, a world of bold conquest marred by tragedy. Ponce de Leon sailed the seas, fought Muslims and Indians, and founded some of the first settlements in the Americas. In the end, he died as he had lived-caught up in the events that marked the point of contact between the Old World and the New.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791086070
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Explorers of New Lands Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vi
1 1493 1
2 A New Spain and a New World 14
3 A Young Adventurer 36
4 A New Life in a New Land 54
5 Finding Florida 72
6 Building on Success 86
7 Florida and the Price of Ambition 102
8 Ponce de Leon, the New World, and History 115
Chronology and Timeline 128
Notes 131
Bibliography 133
Further Reading 134
Index 135
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