Explorers & Discoverers Series: From Alexander the Great to Sally Ride, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Explorers & Discoverers Series
  • Volume 5
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  • ISBN-10: 0787619906
  • ISBN-13: 9780787619909
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 lbs ( .84 kgs)
  • 288 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1998 | Published

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Your students will discover the lives and times of more than 260 men and women explorers, from ancient Greek scholars and travelers to 20th century oceanographers and astronauts. Who these individuals were, when and how they lived and traveled, why their journeys were significant and what the consequences of their discoveries were are all answered within these biographies. Includes illustrations, maps, a cumulative index and charts depicting explorers by place of birth and a chronology of exploration.

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Explorers & Discoverers Series

Your students will discover the lives and times of more than 260 men and women explorers, from ancient Greek scholars and travelers to 20th century oceanographers and astronauts. Who these individuals were, when and how they lived and traveled, why their journeys were significant and what the consequences of their discoveries were are all answered within these biographies. Includes illustrations, maps, a cumulative index and charts depicting explorers by place of birth and a chronology of exploration.

Reviews

"The biographies...are quite detailed and presented in a clear and easy-to-read format. Among the series' strength are the diversity of the explorers and discoverers and its engaging and easy-to-read format. The information presented is important, well-written and extremely interesting." -- Against the Grain (September 1998)

— Against the Grain

"A good multicultural representation that gives a wide-ranging portrait of world exploration that is not confined to the popular figures ." -- School Library Journal

— Maureen Connelly

"The theme of diversity is woven throughout this collection of 30 biographies, spanning both time an geography. Recommended." -- Book Report (December 1999)

— Susan Eddington

"Readable and interesting for upper-elementary through middle-school students. Unusual in a book for this age level is how frankly rivalries and hostilities are described. The reader gets a feel for how competitive Speke and Burton were and how life-threatening were journeys such as Susie Rijnharts. A worthwhile purchase." -- RBB/Booklist (05/01/95)

— Susan Eddington

"The biographies...are quite detailed and presented in a clear and easy-to-read format. Among the series' strength are the diversity of the explorers and discoverers and its engaging and easy-to-read format. The information presented is important, well-written and extremely interesting." -- Against the Grain (September 1998)

— Vandelia L. VanMeter

"Will greatly enrich the reference collection but will also be of interest to browsers." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Vandelia L. VanMeter