Historical Atlas of Expeditions by Karen Farrington

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Grit, valor, and perseverance. These are the qualities shared by great explorers throughout history and around the world, from the Vikings to David Livingstone. "Historical Atlas of Expeditions" follows the journeys of these adventurers. No one knew what lay ahead with each new endeavor. Some explorers met a grim fate, while others broke boundaries to help form the world as we know it. Their tales, taken from around the globe, provide an exciting look at this age of discovery. This title features: in-depth information of famous explorers, their overland expeditions, and the people they met; detailed, colorful illustrations of the various machines explorers used over the centuries; and, timelines and maps for each section. The coverage includes: early explorers, such as Alexander the Great and St. Brendan, who is thought to have reached the New World; expeditions of the Middle Ages, including those by Leif Erikson and Hernando Cortes; and, explorers and their discoveries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas from 1600 - including George Vancouver, Mary Kingsley, Charles Darwin, and Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

About Karen Farrington

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Karen Farrington is a former journalist who has contributed to numerous publications on military history. She has also written extensively on assassinations, natural disasters, & religion. Ms. Farrington's most recent works include "The Hamlyn Book of Torture & Punishment," "Witness to World War II," & "Shipwrecks.
Published April 1, 2000 by Diane Pub Co. 192 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A good tool for junior high and high school students who would otherwise learn little about these explorers, this book may not sell as vigorously to adults, although clearly it will benefit from the ongoing adventure-book craze.

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