For five years, anthropologist John Fox traveled the world and explored some of its greatest wonders as part of a pioneering online expedition series called the Quests. Accompanying his team were more than a million young people who joined from classroom computers in more than 120 countries. Over ten expeditions on six continents, kids logged on to set the team s course, solve modern dilemmas and ancient mysteries, and learn about the world far beyond their backyards. In this collection, the author spins tales of adventure and discovery first written from the inside of tents and the hulls of dugout canoes and delivered by satellite to desktops around the world. Join the journey through remote jungles, deserts and canyons to find out why the great Maya civilization collapsed, whether Marco Polo really went to China, what makes us human, and how ancient mysteries might provide clues to help solve some of today s greatest problems.
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John Fox is an anthropologist and writer who has excavated ancient ball courts in Central America, traced Marco Polo s route across China, and biked Africa s Rift Valley in search of human origins. He has written about his research and adventures for Smithsonian Magazine, Outside Magazine, Salon and other publications. John has appeared on Good Morning America from the top of a Maya pyramid, as well as on NBC Nightly News, BBC s The World, and other programs. He contributes regular cultural commentaries on Vermont Public Radio and is affiliated faculty at the SIT Graduate Institute.
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Book Description Shires Press, 2008. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74725545
Book Description Shires Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1605710113