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Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air / Stewart Ross ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty.

Authors: Ross, Stewart.
Call number: j910.9 ROS
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: Explorers -- Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in geography -- Juvenile literature.
Title: Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air / Stewart Ross ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Physical description: [92] p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents note: Fourteen amazing journeys: 340 BC Pytheas the Greek sails to the Arctic Circle -- AD 1003 Leif Eriksson reaches the coast of America -- 1271-1274 Marco Polo rides the Silk Road to China -- 1405-1407 Admiral Zheng He crosses the Indian Ocean -- 1492 Christopher Columbus sails to the Caribbean -- 1519-1522 Ferdinand Magellan's fleet circumnavigates the world -- 1768*1771 Captain Cook maps the Pacific Ocean -- 1858-1864 David Livingstone explores the Zambezi River -- 1895 Mary Kingsley travels alone in West Africa -- 1928 Umberto Nobile flies over the North Pole -- 1932 Auguste Piccard ascends into the stratosphere -- 1960 Jacques Piccard dives to the Challenger Deep -- 1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay climb Everest -- 1969 Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin land on the moon.
Summary note: Discover how the greatest explorers in history plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, readers explore fourteen historic journeys.
Added author: Biesty, Stephen, illustrator.
ISBN: 9780763649487
0763649481
LCCN: 2010038720
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1295623
Bib No.: 1295623

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