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Author Huang, Nellie, author.

Title Explorers : amazing tales of the world's greatest adventurers / illustrated by Jessamy Hawke ; written by Nellie Huang ; [with a foreword by Barbara Hillary].

Publication Info. New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
2 holds on first copy returned of 2 copies

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 910.92 HUA    DUE 03-06-20
 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction    j 910.92 HUA    DUE 03-07-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
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Note Includes index.
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Contents Sea & ice. Pytheas -- Leif Erikson -- Zheng He -- The age of exploration -- Christopher Columbus -- Voyage to the Americas -- Vasco da Gama -- Ferdinand Magellan -- The dark side of exploration -- James Cook -- Jeanne Baret -- Bungaree -- Matthew Henson -- Roald Amundsen & Robert Falcon Scott -- Scott's supplies -- Ernest Shackleton -- Jacques Cousteau -- Thor Heyerdahl -- Barbara Hillary -- Sylvia Earle -- Robert Ballard -- Ranulph Fiennes -- Sung-Taek Hong ; Land. Zuanzang -- Rabban Bar Sauma -- Marco Polo -- Marco Polo's influence -- Ibn Battuta -- Hernán Cortés -- Esteban Dorantes -- Alexander von Humboldt -- Meriwether Lewis, William Clark & Sacagawea -- Fort Clatsop -- Charles Darwin -- Darwin's discoveries -- David Livingstone & Henry Morton Stanley -- Henri Mouhot -- Francisco Moreno -- Nellie Bly -- Gertrude Bell -- Ynés Mexia -- Annie Londonderry -- Howard Carter -- Inside the tomb -- Treasure from afar -- Hiram Bingham -- Freya Stark -- Recording the journey -- Aloha Wanderwell -- The Villas- Boâs Brothers -- Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay -- Junko Tabei -- Karen Darke -- Mario Rigby ; Air & space. Amelia Earhart -- Charles Lindbergh -- Yuri Gagarin & Valentina Tereshkova -- Journey to the moon -- Moon landing -- Mae Jemison -- Namira Salim -- Where to next? -- More adventurers.
Summary "Tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks [to] re-create history's greatest expeditions"-- Publisher marketing.
Subject Explorers -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in geography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers.
Adventure and adventurers.
Discoveries in geography.
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works.
Biographies.
Added Author Hawke, Jessamy, illustrator.
Hillary, Barbara, writer of foreword.
Added Title Amazing tales of the world's greatest adventurers
ISBN 9781465481573 (hardcover)
1465481575 (hardcover)
9780241343784 (hardback)
024134378X (hardback)

 
    
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