eBook DK Eyewitness Books: Explorer, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146541116X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465411167
  • DDC: 910.9
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Here is a new and exciting look at the hazardous and perilous world of exploration. Stunning, real-life photographs of famous explorers' equipment and personal possessions, as well as the objects they found offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the exploration of the world. See arrows shot into Livingstone's boat, gold found by Spanish explorers of Central and South America, the flag that flew over the North Pole, what a sailor's life was like and plant and insect specimens brought back by naturalist explorers. Learn how the first sailors navigated, why Columbus set out on his epic voyage, what kind of food starving explorers ate, how Arab traders transported their slaves and what the Egyptians found in the legendary "Land of the Gods." Discover who first sailed around the world, what happened to Matthew Flinders' cat, what the earliest underwater explorers wore, and who first crossed the Australian continent, and much, much more!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Early Explorers.
2: Egyptian Expeditions.
3: Imperial Expansion.
4: Viking Voyages.
5: Polynesian Settlers.
6: The Silk Road.
7: Arab Adventurers.
8: The Age of Exploration.
9: The New World.
10: Around the World.
11: Life at Sea.
12: Tricks of the Trade.
13: Gold and the Gospel.
14: The Great South Sea.
15: The Endeavour.
16: Across Australia.
17: The Northwest Passage.
18: North America Explored.
19: The Unknown Continent.
20: Naturalist Explorers.
21: The North Pole.
22: The South Pole.
23: Pioneers of the Air.
24: Into Outer Space.
25: Exploring the Deep.
26: Exploration Routes.
27: Did You Know?.
28: Timeline of Exploration.
29: Find Out More.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.