Explorers of the Late Renaissance and the Enlightenment: From Sir Francis Drake to Mungo Park, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622750292
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750290
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As the Age of Exploration came to a close, the world seemed to be a significantly smaller place than it once was, with more major landmasses identified on the global map. Yet questions and unknowns remained and details had yet to be filled in. Armed with greater knowledge and better equipment than their predecessors, explorers in the late Renaissance and Enlightenment eras took up the reins, with some discovering new routes and lands still while others carefully surveyed or settled lands already known. This lively volume details the lives of such individuals as Henry Hudson, Vitus Bering, James Cook, and Daniel Boone, among many others, as well as the explorations and discoveries of which they were a part.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
2: Richard Chancellor.
3: John Dee.
4: Sir John Hawkins.
5: Sir Martin Frobisher.
6: Sir Humphrey Gilbert.
7: Sir Francis Drake.
8: Willem Barents.
9: John Davis.
10: Sir Walter Raleigh.
11: Thomas Cavendish.
12: Sir Richard Hawkins.
13: William Adams.
14: Pedro Páez.
15: Henry Hudson.
16: Samuel de Champlain.
17: Sir Thomas Button.
18: Dirck Hartog.
19: John Smith.
20: William Baffin.
21: Anthony van Diemen.
22: Jean Nicolet.
23: Abel Janszoon Tasman.
24: Semyon Ivanov Dezhnyov.
25: Louis Hennepin.
26: Jacques Marquette.
27: Daniel Greysolon, sieur DuLhut.
28: Pierre-Esprit Radisson.
29: René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle.
30: William Penn.
31: Louis Jolliet.
32: Henri de Tonty.
33: William Dampier.
34: Henry Kelsey.
35: Vitus Bering.
36: Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye.
37: Charles-Marie de La Condamine.
38: John Byron.
39: James Cook.
40: Louis-Antoine de Bougainville.
41: James Bruce.
42: Carsten Niebuhr.
43: Daniel Boone.
44: Arthur Phillip.
45: Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse.
46: Sir Joseph Banks, Baronet.
47: Samuel Hearne.
48: Georg Forster.
49: George Vancouver.
50: Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
51: George Bass.
52: Mungo Park.
53: Matthew Flinders.