Synopses & Reviews
Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.
Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — 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, immerse yourself in such expeditions as:
—Leif Erikssons voyage to North America (eleventh century)
—Zheng Hes travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century)
—Magellans circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century)
—Tenzing Norgays and Edmund Hillarys scaling of Mt. Everest
—Plus ten more exciting journeys!
Lively writing captures the excitement of exploration while providing just enough geographic and historic detail. -- School Library Journal (starred review)
Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys, with the help of dramatic storytelling and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology. Presented in a larger format to make these exciting journeys even more accessible and engaging.
Back matter includes an index, a glossary, and sources.
About the Author
Stewart Ross has written more than 200 titles for children and adults about (or inspired by) history. He lives in Canterbury, England.
Stephen Biesty is the creator of Stephen Biestys Incredible Cross-Sections, which sold more than a million copies worldwide since its publication in 1992. He lives in Somerset, England.