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Lewis and Clark: From Ocean to Ocean (Great Explorations (Benchmark))

Faber, Harold

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ISBN 10: 0761412417 / ISBN 13: 9780761412410
Published by Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2001
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Title: Lewis and Clark: From Ocean to Ocean (Great ...

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

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What must it have been like to be the first to circumnavigate the globe or traverse America from shore to shore? What political, social and financial factors of the day encouraged exploration? What personal dreams and desires drove these fearless men to search the vast unknown waters and lands, to tempt danger time and time again, all in the name of discovery? In Great Explorations, acclaimed authors including recent Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Milton Meltzer guide us through the adventures of the indomitable explorers who knew first-hand the joys and sorrows of pioneering.

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Gr. 5-8. The new Great Explorations series surveys the lives and achievements of famous explorers in slightly oversize volumes that are notable for their simple, pleasing design and clearly written texts.

Lewis and Clark discusses the 1804 expedition that set out to explore the American continent. Apart from chapters introducing Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea, the straightforward narrative follows the explorers down rivers, across the plains, and over the mountains to the Pacific. Supplementing Faber's account are journal quotations that offer firsthand reportage of events, conditions, and reflections about the journey. The last chapter tells what happened to significant members of the expedition and includes information on the Lewis and Clark Trail. Source notes are appended.

Ferdinand Magellan demonstrates the enormity of the explorer's achievement in providing "the first hard evidence that the world is round" and covers the extreme hardships of the voyage and the cultural conflict that led to Magellan's death. Meltzer's wry comments make history anything but dry. Recounting Magellan's order to have nothing to do with native women "unless they were baptized as Christians," he notes, "Of course that made every sailor an ardent missionary."

The colorful and sometimes quite beautiful illustrations include paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as a few photographs of sites and artifacts. Each volume ends with a time line, a source bibliography, and lists of suggested books and Web sites for further research. Carolyn Phelan
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