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Synopsis: -- Biographies of some of the most important explorers the world has known -- Ideal for research or class use -- Written in accessible, easily understood language -- Complements school curriculum This Italian explorer became the first European since the Vikings to reach the North American mainland.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-8-These volumes follow a winning formula: accessible text, abundant and diverse illustrative material, and sidebars that distill the main ideas of each chapter. While nearly a century separates these men, their stories contain interesting similarities. Both were obsessed with searching North America for a long-rumored waterway to the Orient; both cultivated the financial support of heads of state from countries other than their own, creating controversy for themselves and compromising their ability to afford successive ventures; and both eventually set out on voyages from which they never returned. Since little is known of the explorers' youth and formative years, the authors concentrate on their bold expeditions, the grueling details of their lives at sea, and their ultimate role in charting a continent that was mysterious and virtually unknown to Europeans. Saffer offers a colorful portrayal of Hudson as a shrewd and headstrong adventurer who repeatedly ignored the contractual orders of his benefactors and set sail wherever his whims took him. The chapter detailing Hudson's 1609 voyage to present-day Staten Island and New Jersey, diverting up the river that would bear his name, is particularly lively. Shields extols Cabot's entrepreneurial skills and credits him with bringing into focus the topography of the land. Both authors succeed in describing the political, social, and religious intrigue that swirled around their subjects and constantly affected their lives. These books will find eager audiences among report writers and browsers looking for high adventure.
William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH
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Title: John Cabot (Exp-New) (Explorers of the New ...
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Library Binding. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85921962
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Book Condition: Fair. Library Binding. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91149816
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. Library Binding. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP23633242
Book Description Chelsea House Publications. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2804100888
Book Description Facts On File, Incorporated. Library Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0791064387I4N10
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Book Description CHELSEA HOUSE PUBLISHERS. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # IM260944
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0791064387
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Library Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020791064387
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