10 Explorers Who Changed the World by Clive Gifford
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Everyone knows who Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus were. But do they know that Christopher Columbus owned a copy of Polo’s book The Travels of Marco Polo, full of Columbus’s own handwritten notes that served as inspiration and research for his famous journey? This amazing link and nine more are the basis for this highly original look at great explorers. By drawing a line from Polo and Magellan to Lewis and Clark and right down to Jacques Yves-Cousteau, readers will never think about history the same way again.

 

About Clive Gifford

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Clive Gifford is an author and journalist with more than seventy books to his credit.   David Cousens‘s manga-style characters have been featured in numerous magazines, as well as in custom work for bands and record projects.
 
Published October 14, 2008 by Kingfisher. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Making only fitful efforts to support his titular premise, the author briefly retraces the routes of European explorers from Marco Polo and Columbus to Richard Burton and Jacques Cousteau, tucking in a chapter on Meriwether Lewis to represent the Americans and briefer sketches at the end of Zheng...

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