Synopses & Reviews
This series presents the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas, focusing on the figures that had a profound influence on the exploration of new worlds. It will enable students to understand the stages of European oceanic and overland exploration amid international rivalries. This series meets national history curriculum standards. In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice to meet the great ruler of the East, Kublai Khan. When he returned 25 years later, he wrote The Book of Marco Polo.