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History's Great Travellers and Explorers

History's Highlights

By (author) Philip Ardagh
Illustrated by Chris Mould
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pavilion Books, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Belitha Press Ltd
Published: 29th Mar 1996
Dimensions: w 288mm h 223mm
Weight: 389g
ISBN-10: 1855615185
ISBN-13: 9781855615182
Barcode No: 9781855615182
When Columbus reached the continent of America, where on earth did he think he was? How did a spell in jail make Marco Polo famous? History is full of men and women who have stepped into the unknown, travelled further than anyone has gone before, discovered new lands and claimed new territories. This book is one of a series which takes an irreverent look at some of the more spectacular events and people through history. Each double-page spread relates the lives of intrepid explorers such as Marco Polo, Captain Cook, Magellan and Drake, Isabelle Eberhardt, Hernando Cortes, Burke and Wills, Livingstone and Stanley, Amundsen and Scott, Ibn Battuta, Columbus and Cabot and Mary Kingsley. Some were cruel, some were kind, but all were brave men and women in search of an extraordinary adventure.

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