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This volume follows the journeys of many adventurers throughout history & around the world, from the early Vikings to David Livingstone. Their tales, from all regions of the globe, provide an exciting look at the age of discovery, as well as at the wonders witnessed & the fascinating people encountered along the way. Each gripping account includes: detailed information on famous explorers, their overland expeditions, & the people they met; colorful illustrations depicting the many natural barriers that each explorer encountered & overcame; & timelines & maps for each section. Chapters: early expeditions; travels before 1600; Asia from 1600; Africa from 1600; the Americas from 1600; Arctic & Antarctica; & Australasia.
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KAREN FARRINGTON is an ex-Fleet Street journalist who worked for several years at London’s Old Bailey. She became a fulltime author in 1987 and has contributed to numerous publications on military history. Her published works include, ‘Witness to World War II’, ‘The History of Religion’ and ‘Natural Disasters’.From Publishers Weekly:
Attractively illustrated, this atlas is bound to delight students who are weary of old, dry textbook stories of the world's leading explorers. The chapters, which are divided by geographical region, contain maps, biographical information on the explorers, timelines, information on the various cultures and illustrations, making it a good resource for classrooms and teachers. Some of the names are familiarAPizarro, Sir Walter Raleigh, Daniel Boone, Ernest ShackletonAbut others profiled are not usually included in standard history books. For example, Mary Kingsley left England and traveled to Africa, where she helped care for Boer prisoners of war, writing three books about that continent before dying of typhoid. Sir Randulph Fiennes explored Antarctica at the advanced age of 60, despite frostbitten toes. In the 1870s, Nikolai Przwalski wanted to be one of the few Europeans to reach the palace of the Dalai Lama and ended up traveling to the most remote regions of Tibet, refusing to return to Russia despite illness and the harsh terrain. Farrington's writing is lively, and she makes these explorations interesting, but the sheer number of explorers discussed results in descriptions that are necessarily superficial. 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. (Oct.)
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0756767105
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 11.75x9.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0756767105