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Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
Stewart Ross

Candlewick, 2014

Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys. Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key ...


Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Carla Mooney

Nomad Press, 2011

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9–12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 22 hands-on activities to help them learn about these ...


The Hidden Doors (Explorer)
Kazu Kibuishi

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

A bullied boy discovers a door guarded by a sly monster . . . A painting of a door opens in a forgotten Egyptian tomb . . . A portal in the park promises to turn you into a much cooler version 2.0—if you can just get the bugs out . . . Edited by New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, who is also a contributor, the third volume in this highly praised series gathers some of the foremost and fastest-rising talents in comics ...


Explorer: The Mystery Boxes

Harry N. Abrams, 2012

Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box? Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier ( Smile ), and Dave Roman ( Astronaut Academy ), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, ...


Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014

You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating ...


Explorers: Tales of Endurance and Exploration
DK Publishing

DK Publishing, 2010

From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK's Explorers 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' ...


Discoverers and Explorers, 2011

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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success
Martin Dugard

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures—and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share. In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into a forbidding and uncharted African wilderness together before arriving at two different ...


Explorers of North America (True Books: American History)
Christine Taylor-Butler

Children's Press(CT), 2008

Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers. A True Book -- American History: How do you wrap a 450,000-pound gift? What is the world's ...


DK Eyewitness Books: Explorer
Rupert Matthews


How did the earliest sailors navigate? Who crossed the Australian continent first? What did the Egyptians find in the "Land of the Gods"? DK Eyewitness Books: Explorer takes a look at the worlds of Amelia Earhart, Jacques Cousteau, Marco Polo and other famous explorers, sharing real-life photographs of their equipment and personal possessions, as well as objects they found. Readers will see arrows shot into Livingstone's boat, Spanish ...


The Explorers: Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier

Grove Press, 2000

A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation, which occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans. Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem ...


Fandex Family Field Guides: Explorers
Steven Aronson

Workman Publishing Company, 1999

DARING CLIMBS, DEATH-DEFYING VOYAGES, DIVES INTO THE VERY DEPTHS--AND ONE SMALL STEP ONTO THE MOON Fandex celebrates the dreamers, scientists, poets and adventurers who opened the frontiers of our world. From the hard-sailing Phoenicians, whose masts were built from the cedars of Lebanon, to Ponce de Leon, who sought not gold but the Fountain of Eternal Youth, to astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, here are the explorers and their ...


The Explorer, 2011

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Explorers Who Got Lost
Diane Sansevere-Dreher

Tor Books / Tom Doherty Associates, 1992

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new land thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of. Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but when they found irrevocably changed the map of the world! Fast paced, exciting, ...


Easy Simulations: Explorers: A Complete Tool Kit With Background Information, Primary Sources, and More That ...
Tim Bailey

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching, 2008

Students are sure to get caught up in the drama that comes with sailing on the high seas.In this weeklong simulation, students discover what it's like to embark on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean as an explorer during the time of Christopher Columbus. Along the way, they learn about problem solving, seafaring, and navigation. Includes step-by-step directions, plus reproducible student worksheets, charts, maps, and rubrics. For use with Grades ...


Explorer: The Lost Islands
Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet Books, 2013

  The highly anticipated second volume to the critically acclaimed Explorer series, The Lost Islands is a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists, with each story centered around the theme of hidden places. Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, this graphic anthology includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by Kazu (the Amulet ...


Marco Polo: The Amazing Explorer Who Discovered New Worlds and Changed History Forever, 2014

Marco Polo traveled to faraway Asian lands where no other European had ever gone before. He befriended the great emperor Kublai Khan and discovered Asian customs and inventions that Westerners had not yet imagined. The amazing stories of his travels and discoveries have stirred up the imaginations of countless young adventurers over the centuries. Download this easy-to-read children's book and discover... * Who was Marco Polo and why ...


Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen

Perennial / HarperCollins, 2004

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World , prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and ...


Explorers of the New World, Grades 4 - 7
Walter A. Hazen

Mark Twain Media, 1994

Bring history to life for students in grades 5 and up using Explorers of the New World! This 64-page book focuses on the journey that led to the beginning of American history. The book covers explorers such as Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortés, Ferdinand Magellan, Jacques Cartier, and Hernando de Soto. It includes reproducible activities, questions, biographies, discussions, time lines, biographical sketches, puzzles, and a ...


Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.



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