Age of Exploration, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511343
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511345
  • DDC: 910.9
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This title in Lucent's World History series tells the story of the Age of Exploration, beginning with the efforts of Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal in the 15th century, covering major discoveries and expeditions through to the late 17th century. The title discusses the contributions of Gil Eannes in navigating the west coast of Africa; Bartolomeu Dias sailing around the southern cape of Africa; Christopher Columbus reaching the Bahamas Islands, Cuba and Hispaniola, Vasco da Gama rounding Africa and reaches the Indian port of Calicut; Spanish conquistador Hernando Cort├ęs defeating the Aztec empire in Mexico; Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake circumnavigating the Earth; Jaques Cartier and Henry Hudson's explorations of North America, and much more. Includes a timeline, maps, quotations from primary source materials, and a thorough subject index.

Features and Benefits

  • Vivid writing, full-color photographs and extensive use of fully cited primary and secondary source quotations provide a sense of immediacy.
  • Sidebars, visual time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and study.