Columbus: Opening up the New World

Columbus: Opening up the New World

by Stephen Feinstein

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Columbus: Opening up the New World by Stephen Feinstein

On October 12, 1492, after weeks of sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, a lookout aboard the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus's three ships, spotted land. In search of a faster trade route to Asia, Columbus believed he had landed in the Indies. But he actually landed in the modern-day Bahamas. Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean four times and claimed several Caribbean islands for Spain. Although he was not the first European to discover the Americas, Columbus established colonies and opened up the trade of products and ideas that would change the world forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598451016
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: Great Explorers of the World Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Explorer Timeline 6

1 The First Sight of Land 8

2 Early Years at Sea 22

3 The Enterprise of the Indies 38

4 A Voyage to the New World 54

5 More Atlantic Voyages 70

6 Changing the World 86

Chapter Notes 105

Glossary 107

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 109

Index 110

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