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Great Adventures That Changed Our World World's Great Exploreres Their Triumphs and Tragedies
 

Great Adventures That Changed Our World World's Great Exploreres Their Triumphs and Tragedies

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Book Condition: Used--Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Reader's Digest
ISBN: 0895770482
Pages: 384

Contents:
Introduction: The Discovery of the World

-Exploring From the Earliest Times: Merchants
---Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Hanno and Pytheas
---Islands in the West: The Vikings Seek New Lands
---The Splendor of the East: Marco Polo's Journeys

-Discovering New Worlds: Navigators in Unknown Seas
---Portugal Opens the Age of Discovery: Henry the Navigator
---Then Enterprise of the Indies: Columbus Discovers America
---A Sea Route to India: Vasco da Gama Sails to Calicut
---Beyond the New World: Magellan's Great Venture

-Seeking Gold in the America's: The Conquistadors
---Across the Isthmus: Balboa Discovers the Pacific
---The Wrath of Quetzalcoatl: Cortes Conquers Mexico
---The World of Four Corners: Pizarro Destroys the Incas
---The Seven Cities of Cibola: Coronado's Trek to Kansas

-Searching for a Northern Passage: Captains and Colonists
---The Devil at Sea: Drake Circles the Globe
---Daring Northern Waters: Hudson's Voyages
---Father of New France: Champlain in Canada
---Visionary in the Wilderness: La Salle Claims Louisiana

-Charting the Pacific: Sailors and Scientists
---The Isle of the Foxes: Bering Sails the North Pacific
---From Paradise to Purgatory: Bougainville in the South Pacific
---"Endeavour and "Resolution": Cook's Three Great Voyages

-Crossing the Continents: Pathfinders in the Wilderness
---"From Canada by Land": Mackenzie Crosses North America
---The Corps of Discovery: Lewis and Clark Open Up the West
---Cooper's Creek: Burke and Wills Cross Austrailia

-Penetrating Darkest Africa: Revealers of the Sources
---An Ancient Riddle: The Bakers Hunt for the Source of the Nile
---Seeking God's Highway: Livingstone Explores Africa
---Bula Matari: Stanley Conquers the Congo

-Striving for the Poles: Heroes of the Arctic and Antarctic
---Beneath the Northern Lights: Nansen in the Arctic
---Planting the Flag: Peary Reaches the North Pole
---Determined to Succeed: Amundsen Reaches the South Pole
---Destined to Command: Scott in the Antarctic

-Reaching for the Beyond: Adventurers Below and Above
---In Dangerous Depths: Beebe's Oceanic Descent
---At the Top of the World: Hillary Climbs Mount Everest
---"One Giant Leap for Mankind": Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon

-Mapping the World: A Biographical Atlas of Exploration


Detailed Book Condition:
--This book has light shelf wear.
--There is a number written in red inside the front cover.
--There are no bent or torn pages.
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